(navigation image)
Home American Libraries | Canadian Libraries | Universal Library | Community Texts | Project Gutenberg | Children's Library | Biodiversity Heritage Library | Additional Collections
Search: Advanced Search
Anonymous User (login or join us)
Upload
See other formats

Full text of "The Mayflower descendant : a quarterly magazine of Pilgrim genealogy and history"

Go ^ « 

974.4 
M447 

1904 
192 7043 



REYNOLDS HISTORirai 



NEALOGY COLLECTfON 



\ 



ALLEN COUNTY PUBLIC 



3 1833 00824 1082 



GENEALOGY 
974.4 
M447, 
1904 



Digitized by the Internet Archive 
in 2013 



http://archive.org/details/mayflowerdescendv6mass 



THE MAYFLOWER DESCENDANT 
Volume VI 



THE MAYFLOWER 
DESCENDANT 



an Wiuetratefc ©uarterl^ nf>aga3ine 



OF 



Pilgrim Genealogy, History and Biography 



1904 



"VOIiTTIMlIE "VI 



BOSTON 

PUBLISHED BY TH : 

MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY OF MAYFLOWER DESCENDANTS 

1904 



1327043 



£citor 
GEORGE ERNEST BOWMAN 

Committee on Publication 

CHARLES A. HOPKINS EDWIN S. CRANDON 

Rr.v. EDWARD HUNTTING RUDD EDWARD H. WHORF 

GEORGE ERNEST BOWMAN 



INDEX OF SUBJECTS. 



Agadoadomego, Deed to William 
Bradford et al, 101 

AJden, David, Estate of, 239 

Alden, John, Genealogical Letter 
from, 1 10 

Alden, Captain John' 2 , His Will and 
Inventory and the Account of 
his Executors, 193 

Alden, Captain Jonathan' 2 , Settle- 
ment of his Estate, 174 

Alden, Joseph 2 , Will and Inventory 
of, 71 

Answer to Query : — Pratt, 127 

Barnstable, Mass., Vital Records, 

97, 135? 2 36 

Bardett, Benjamin, Will and Inven- 
tor}- of, 44 

Book Notes, 128 

Bradford, William, et al., Deeds 
from Indians, 100, 10 1, 245 

Bradford, Gov. William, Letter 
Book of, 16, 104, 141, 207 

Brewster, Jonathan, First Wife and 
Child of, 57 

Brewster, Mass., Records of the 
First Parish, 152, 215 

Brewster, Mass., Vital Records, 152, 
215,256 

Bridgewater, Mass., Vital Records, 7 

By-Laws of General Society, 39 

Cabinet of the Massachusetts So- 
ciety, 59, 64 
Cape Cod Pilgrim Memorial Asso- 
ciation, 3 1 
C.ipe Cod Town Record Fund, 256 
Church Records: 

Brewster, Mass., 152, 215 
Congress of General Society, 25 
Connecticut Society, 27, 28, 61 ' 
C< >nnecticut Society , Members 

Elected, 126, 192 
Constitution of General Society, 35 
Cooke, Jacob, Grant of Land to, 102 
Cooke, John, Grant of Land to, 102 



Cooke, John, et al., Deed from 
Indians, 245 

Cushman, Allerton, et al., Deed to 
Joseph Cushman, 120 

Cushman-Downer-Foot-Soule, 1 20* 

Cushman, Ephraim, et al., Deed to 
Joseph Cushman, 120 

Cushman, Joseph, Deed from Aller- 
ton Cushman et al., 120 

Cushman, Thomas, Grant of Land 
to, 102 

Daughters of Mayflower Ascend- 
ants, 243 
Deeds, Grantors and Grantees : 

Agodoadomego, 101 

Bradford, William, 100, 101, 245 

Cooke, Jacob, 102 

Cooke, John, 102, 245 

Cushman, Allerton, 120 

Cushman, Ephraim, 120 

Cushman, Joseph, 120 

Cushman, Thomas, 102 

Downer, Asenath, 120 

Downer, Joseph, 120 

Dunhanada, 100 

Essemenosque, ici 

Foot, Ephraim, 120 

Foot, Lydia, 120 

Hanberry, , 102 

Howland, John, 102 

Mayo, Thankful, 95 

Monquine, 100 

Natahanada, 100 

Ousamequin, 245 

Paddy, William, 100 

Payne, Stephen, 247 

Prence, Thomas, 100 

Ring, Eleazer, 95 

Scituate, Town of, 99 

Souie, Joseph, 120 

Soule, Mary, 120 

Southworth, Thomas, 245 

Standish, Myles, 245, 246 

Tassucke, 101 

Tucker, Hannah, 95 



VI 



Index of Subjects. 



Deeds, etc. — Continued. 

Tucker, Samuel, 95 

Wampatuek, Jonah, 99 

Wamsutta, 245 

Wiik-it, Thomas, 100, 246 

Wm.slow, Edward, 100 

Winslow, John, 102, 245, 247 

Wosamequin, 245 
Delano, Dr. Thomas, Will and In- 
ventory of, 22 
Dennis, Mass., Vital Records, 2, 91, 

. 165,251 
Depositions: 

Ailyn, Thomas, 102 
Richards, Thomas, 102 
Diary of Jabez Fitch, Jr., 74, 220 
District of Columbia Society, 28, 63 
District of Columbia Society, Mem- 
bers Elected, 126, 192 
Donations to the Library and Cab- 
inet of the Massachusetts So- 
ciety, 59, 124, 190, 254 
Doty, John 3 , Will and Inventory 

of, 77 
Downer, Asenath and Joseph, et al., 
Deed to Joseph Cushman, 120 
Downer-Foot-Soule-Cushman, 1 20 
Dunhanada, Deed to William Brad- 
ford et al., 100 

Easthara, Mass., North Precinct 

Records, 5 1 
Eastham and Orleans, Mass., Vital 

Records, 12, 201 
Essemenosque, Deed to William 

Bradford et al., 101 



Harwich, Mass., Records of the 
First Parish, 152, 215 

Harwich, Mass., Vital Records, 54, 
82, 152, 215 

Haskell, John, Inventory of, 6 

Howes, Sarah, Will and Inventory 
of, 163 

Howes, Thomas 1 , Will and Inven- 
tory of, 157 

Howes, Thomas' 2 , Will and Inven- 
tory' of, 160 

Howes Wills and Inventories, 157 

Howland, Isaac' 2 , Will and Inven- 
tory of, 147 

Howland, John, Grant of Land to, 
102 

Howland, Capt. Joseph 2 , Will and 
Inventory of, 86 

Illinois Society, 26, 28, 30, 62 
Illinois Society, Members Elected, 

126, 192, 254 
Illustrations : 

Phineas Pratt's Gravestone, t 
The Mayflower Approaching the 

Land, 65 
Letter of Capt. John Gorham, 129 
Letter of John 2 Gorham, 182 
Letter of Capt. John 4 Gorham, 

183 
Capt. John' 2 Alden's Gravestone, 

193 

Index of Persons, 257 
Index of Places, 285 
Inventories, see Wills, Inventories, 
etc. 



Fitch, Jabez, Jr., Diary of, 74, 220 
Foot, Ephraim and Lydia, et al., 

Deed to Joseph Cushman, 120 
Foot-Soule-Cushman-Downer, 1 20 
Forefathers' Day Service of the 

Massachusetts Society, 124 
Foster, Edward, Will and Inventory 

of, 248 

General Society, Third Congress 

°f» 25 
Gorham Letters, with Facsimiles, 

181 
Gravestones of Phineas Pratt, 1 

Halifax, Mass., Vital Records, 49, 255 

Hanberry, , Grant of Land to, 

1 02 



Jenney, John, Will and Inventory 
of, 169 

Kempton, Ephraim, Inventory of, 
250 

Letter Book of Gov. William Brad- 
ford, 16, 104, 141, 207 

Library of Massachusetts Society, 
59,64, 124, 190, 254 

Maine Society, 28, 33, 127 

Maine Society, Members Elected, 

255 
Marshfield, Mass., Vital Records, 

18, 67 
Massachusetts Society, 27, 34, 59, 

66, 120, 124, 190, 255, 256 



Index of Subjects. 



VI 1 



Massachusetts Society, Forefathers' 
Day Service of, 124 

Massachusetts Society, Library and 
Cabinet of, 64, 124, 190, 254 

Massachusetts Society, Meetings of, 
59, 124, 190 

Massachusetts Society, Members 
Elected, 59, 125, 191, 254 

Massachusetts Society, Officers 
Elected, 190 

Massachusetts Society, Supplemen- 
tal Lines Filed, 60, 125, 191 

" Mayflower," the ship, 65, 190, 212, 

u Mayflower," the ship, Steel En- 
graving of, 64, 66, 256 

Mayflower Ascendants and their 
Married Daughters, 243 

Mayflower Passengers, 243 

Mayo, Thankful, and Samuel and 
Hannah Tucker, Deed to 
Eleazer Ring, 95 

Michigan Society, 28, 33, 64 

Michigan Society, Member Elected, 
126 

Middleborough, Mass., Vital Rec- 
ords, 179, 226 

Minnesota Society, 28 

Monquine, Deed to William Brad- 
ford et al., 100 

Narragansett Indians, 160 
Natahanada, Deed to William Brad- 
ford et al., 100 
New Jersey Society', 28, 63 
New Jersey Society, Member 

Elected, 192 
New York Society, 27, 34, 60 
New York Society, Members 

Elected, 125, 192 
Notes : 

Brewster, Mass., Vital Records, 

256 
Cabinet of the Massachusetts 

Society, 64 
Halifax, Mass., Vital Records, 255 
Holiday Gifts, 256 
Library of the Massachusetts 

Society, 64 
New Engraving of the May- 
flower, 64, 256 
Prence, Gov. Thomas, Widow 

of, 127 
Removal Notice, 64 



Ohio Society, 28, 62 

Ohio Society, Members Elected, 
126, 255 

Orleans and Eastham, Mass., Vital 
Records, 12, 201 

Ousamequin, Deed to William Brad- 
ford et al., 245 

Pabodie, William, Will and Inven- 
tory of, 129 

Paddy, William, et al., Deed from 
Indians, 100 

Payne, Stephen, Deed from John 
Winslow, 247 

Pennsylvania Society, 27, 61 

Pilgrim Notes and Queries, 64, 127, 

255 
Plymouth Colony Deeds, 99, 245 
Plymouth Colony Wills and Inven- 
tories, 169, 24S 
Pratt, Phineas, Gravestones of, 1 
Prence, Mary, the Widow of Gov. 
Thomas Prence, formerly the 
Widow of Thomas Howes, 230 
Prence, Mar}-, Inventor}- of, 234 
Prence, Thomas, et al., Deed from 
Indians, 100 

Removal Notice, 64 

Reports from State Societies, 59, 

124, 190, 254 
Rhode Island Society, 28 
Rhode Island Society-, Members 

Elected, 192 
Ring, Eleazer, Deed from Samuel 

and Hannah Tucker and 

Thankful Mayo, 95 

Samson, James' 2 , His Will and the 

Receipts of the Heirs, 184 
Samson, Stephen 2 , Settlement of the 

Estate of, 114 
Scituate, Town of, Deed from 

Indians, 99 
Settlements of Estates, see Wills, 

Inventories, etc. 
Soule-Cushman-Downer-Foot, 1 20 
Soule, Joseph and Mar)-, et al., 

Deed to Joseph Cushman, 120 
Southworth, Thomas, et al., Deed 

from Indians, 245 
Sprout, Robert, Will and Inventory 

of, 8 



VI 1! 



Index of Subjects, 



Standish, Myles, Deed to Thomas 

Willett, 246 
Standish, Myles, et al., Deed from 

Indians, 245 



Talbot, the ship, 212 

Tassucke, Deed to William Brad- 
ford et al., 101 

Town Records (see also Vital Rec- 
ords) : 
Wellfleet, 51 

Tucker, Samuel and Hannah, and 
Thankful Mayo, Deed to 
Eleazer Ring, 95 

Vital Records : 

Barnstable, Mass., 97, 135, 236 
Brewster, Mass., 152, 215, 256 
Bridgewater, Mass., 7 
Dennis, Mass., 2, 91, 165, 251 
Eastham, Mass., 12, 201 
Halifax, Mass., 49, 255 
Harwich, Mass., 54, 82 
Marshfield, Mass., iS, 67 
Middleborough, Mass., 179, 226 



Orleans, Mass., 12, 201 



Wampatuck, Josiah, Deed to Wil- 
liam Bradford et al., 99 

Wamsutta, Deed to William Brad- 
ford et al., 245 

Wellfleet, Mass., Records, 5 1 

Willett, Thomas, Deed from Myles 
Standish, 246 



Willett, Thomas, et al., Deed from 

Indians, 100 
Wills, Inventories and Settlements 
of Estates: 

Alden, David 2 , 239 

Alden, Capt. John-, 193 

Alden, Capt. Joseph 2 , 71 

Bartlett, Benjamin, 44 

Delano, Dr. Thomas, 22 

Doty, John 2 , 77 

Foster, Edward, 248 

Haskell, John, 6 

Howes, Sarah, 163 

Howes, Thomas 1 , 157 

Howes, Thomas 2 . 160 

Howland, Isaac 2 , 147 

Howland, Capt. Joseph 2 , S6 

Jenney, John, 169 

Kempton, Ephraim, 250 

Pabodie, William, 1 29 

Prence, Mary, 234 

Samson, James 2 , 184 

Samson, Stephen 2 , 114 

Sprout, Robert, 8 
Winslow, Edward, et al, Deed from 

Indians, 100 
Winslow, John, Deed to Stephen 

Payne, 245 
Winslow, John, Grant of Land, 102 
Winslow, John, et al, Deed from 

Indians, 247 
Wisconsin Society, 28, 63 
Wisconsin Society, Members 

Elected, 126, 192, 255 
Wosamequin, Deed to William 
Bradford et al., 245 










.-- ' 














'- •'A 






tell jN 



HpHE Mayflower 

Descendant 



Vol. VL JANUARY, 1904. No. I, 



PHINEAS PRATT'S GRAVESTONES 

In the old Phipps Street Cemetery, in the Charlestown 
district of Boston, stand two stones erected to the memory of 
Phineas Pratt, who married Mary 2 Priest (Degory 1 ). The head- 
stone, which is shown in the illustration, is twenty and one- 
fourth inches in height, twenty and five-eighths inches wide, 
and two and three-fourths inches in thickness. The footstone 
is thirteen and three-fourths inches in height, eleven and three- 
fourths inches wide, and four inches in thickness. The dis- 
tance between the two stones is five feet, four and one-half 
inches. 

The inscription on the headstone reads as follows : 

HERE LIES Y e BODY OF PHINEHAS 
PRATT AG D ABOUT 90 Y RS DEC D APRIL 
Y e 19 16 80 

& WAS ON OF Ye FIRST ENGLISH 
INHABITANTS OF Ye MASSACHUSETTS COLONY 

Above the inscription is a Death's head flanked by wings. 
Apparently resting on the top of the head is an hour glass 
separating the words " FUGIT HORA". Above the tip of 
the wing at the left, as one faces the stone, are a spade and 
pickaxe, crossed, and above the tip of the right-hand wing are 
a coffin and crossed bones. 

The inscription on the footstone is as follows : 

PHINEHAS 
PRATT 

The deposition of Phineas Pratt, showing that the age on 
the stone is probably about three years too great, and much 



2 Dennis, Mass., Vital Records. 

other interesting matter relating to Phineas and his children 
have been printed in earlier volumes of this magazine.* 

Contributions towards the expense of photographing and illus- 
trating the stones were received from Mrs. Allen F. Carpenter, 
Mrs. L. S. Hinchman, Mrs. Lucius W. Orcutt, Mr. Jeremiah 
Richards and Mrs. Levi Tower. 



DENNIS, MASS-, VITAL RECORDS. 

Transcribed by Miss Mary Abba Baker. 

[Vol. I, p. 3] John and Hannah Vincent of Yarmouth a Record of 

their Childrens names and birth 
Isaac Vincent borne May i st . 17 12 
John Vincnt born . 17 day of Nov r 17 13 
Samuel Vincent bom 24 Sep r 17 17 
Desire Vincent born 16 . . April 17 16 
Ann Vincent born . 14 of Aug t 17 19 
David Vincnt born 23 . of April 1732. 
Joseph . and Rebekah Hall of Yarmouth a Record of the names and 

birth of their Children 
Hannah Hall born 10 day of Sep r 172 1 
Joseph Hall born 7 . d of June 1723. 
Edmond Hall born 22 of Jan r 1724.5 
Hannah Hall born 18 Dc r 1726 
Rebekah Hall born 16 . Jan u 1730.31 
Nathaniel Hall born 6 . of Jan . 1732.3 
Stephen Hall born 9 of Jan . 1735.6 
Betty Hall born 16 of May . 1738 
Nathaniel Hall born 1 . of June .1740 
Barnaba Hall born 20 of April 1742 
Priscillai Hall born 24 of July 1744 
Christopher Crowel of Yarmouth . and Sarah his w[ife] a Record of 

the names and birth of their Children 
Hannah Crowel born 19 of Sep .1725 
Elisabeth Crowel born 3 . of July 1728 
Sarah Crowel born 14 of July 1729. 
Mary Crowel born . 19 of May 1731 
Temperanc Crowel bom 19 of April 1733 
William Crowel born 25 of March 1734.5 
Christopher Crowel born 7 of April 1737 
Bethiah Crowel born 28 Aug 1 1741 
Enoch Crowel born 25 of May 1739 
John Crowel born 2 . . of Feb r . i744>5 

*II:46; III: I; IV: 87 & 129. 



Dennis, Mass., Vital Records. 3 

[p. 4] Judah and Mercy Baker of Yarmouth a record of the Births 

and Names of their Children. 
Timothy Baker born 21 th of April 1732 
Deborah Baker born 2 d of March 1729,30 
Barnabas Baker born 23 d of February 1734 
Elisabeth Baker born 9 th of January 1735-6 
Rebeckah Baker born 25 th of April 1738 
Judah Baker born 13 th of March 1742:3 
Mercy Baker born 13 th of Sept r 1746 
Tamson Baker born 10 th of July 1749. 
Joseph and Mary Howes of Yarmouth a Record of the birth and 

names of ther Chldren 
Sarah Howes born 18 of March 1723 
Thanfull Howes born 24 . of June 1725 
Thomas Howes born 15 April 1727 
Isaac Howes born 4 . Aug 1 1729 
Abigail Howes born 20 of April 1733 
George Howes born 6 Aug 1 1736 
Mary Howes born 3 March 1739.40 
Jane Howes bom 18 Aug 1 1744 
Josiah and Rebeckah Hall of Yarmouth Record of the birth and 

names of their Children 
Josiah Hall borne 10 Sep r 1731 
Zaccheus Hall born 21 of April 1733 
Isaac Hall born 2 of June 1735 
Rebeckah Hall . 28 May 1736 
Rebeckah Hall . 8 July 1737 
Marjary Hall 24 of April 1739 
Isaac Hall Aug 1 27 1741 
Nathaniel Hall S of June 1743 

[p. 5] Thomas and Sarah Crowel of Yarmouth a record of the birth 

and names of ther Children 
Joshua Crowel 26 of Apirl 17 16 
Edward Crowel 26 of March 17 18 
David Crowel born 1 . July 1723 
Thomas Crowel born 12 Oc r 1725 
Jonathan Crowel born . 20 of March 1728-9 
Solomon Crowel born 31 of Aug 1 1730 
Judah and Jane Baker of Yarmouth a record of the birth and names 

of their Children 
Thankful] Baker Born 17 of May 1730 
Judah Baker born 11 . of June 1733. 
Huldah Baker born 22 . May 1737 
S^th Baker born 6 of May 1739 
Samuel and Jane Baker of Yarmouth a record of the birth and names 

of ther Chldren 
Isaiah Baker born 14 of Aug 1 1739 



4 Dennis, Mass., Vital Records. 

Htmzn Baker born 4 of Aug t 1741 

Moses leaker born 16 July 1743 

Tbeophilus Baker born 20 of June 1748 

jane Baker born 4 Dc r 1749 

David and Hannah Howes of Yarmouth a record of the birth and 

names of ther Children 
Jonathan Howes born 27 of No r 1729 
Tlunkfull Howes born 22 of April 1731 
Anthony Howes born 8 of Feb r 1732.3 
David Howes born 19 Sep r 1735 
Nathan Howes born 6 . Feb r 1737.8 
Anthony Howes born . n of Dc r 1742 
Anthony Howes born 1 . March . 1743.4 
Joshua Howes born 17 Sep r 1746 
Levi Howes born 6 of Dc r 1749 
Desire Howes born n of Feb r 1752 

[p. 6] Ralph and Elizabeth Chapman of Yarmouth a record of the 

names and birth of their Children 
|ohn Chapman born 22 . of Jan? 1728.9 
Betty Chapman born 15 of Oc r 1736 
David Chapman born 15 of No r 1739 
El is ha . and Sarah Sears of Yarmouth — 
Samuel Sears son to the above was born 10 of Dc r 1736 
Bethiah Sears born 29 of March 1739 
Elisha Sears born 26 Sep r 1741 
John Sears born 30 of May 1743 
Enoch Sears born 17 of July 1746 
Constant Sears born 17 of June 1749 
Noah Sears born 1 1 . of April 1751 
Nathaniel and Thankfull Howes Yarmouth a record of the birth and 

names of their Children 
Elizabeth Howes born 10 of Aug* 1734 
Thankfull Howes born 25 of Aug 1 1736 
Ann Howes born 2 of No r 1738. 
Ann Howe born 26 of April 1741 
Rebekah Howes born 28 Aug* 1743 
Nathaniel Howes born 18 of No r 1745 
Judah and Susannah Howes of Yarmouth a record of the Birth and 

names of their Chldren 
William Howes born 25 of June 1732 
Abraham Howes born 22 of Aug 1 1734 
Eiizabath Howes born 1 of Sep r 1738 
Abraham Howes born 8 of Nov. 1740 Died Jan r 19 18 17 
Susannah Howes born 1 of April 1743 
Judah Howes born 2 of May 1748 
Susanna Howes Died Feb r 13 . 1820 



Dennis, Mass., Vital Records. 5 

[p. 7] Philip and Mercy Howes of yarmouth a record of the birth and 

names of their Children 
Mar)' Howes born 10 of . July 1735 
Seth Howes born 3 of Feb r 1737 . Died Feb r 19 : 18 19 
Mercy Howes born 28 of Dc r 1740 

a daughter born 8 of July 1743 and died 9 of Aug 1 1743 
Ruth Howes born Sept 16* 1744 
Desire Howes born March 1747 
Shubal and Thankfull Nickerson of yarmouth a record of the name 

and births of their Children 
Deborah Nickerson born 12 Dc r 1746 
Elizabath Nickerson born 18 Jan r 1748.9 
Josiah Nickerson born 17 March 1 750.1 
Shoubal Nickerson born 15 Sep r 1759 
David Nickerson born 15 Feb 1 " 1763 
Lamuel and Mar)' Howes of yarmouth a record of the names and 

births of their Children 
Elisha Howes born 30 of Sep r 1736 
Mary Howes born 11 of No r 1738 
Martha Howes born 4 . Dc r 17 41 
Phebe Howes born 18 Oc r 1743 
Mercy Howes born 24 No r 1745 
Susannah Howes born 20 Oc r 1747 
Elizabeth Howes born 16 of No r 1749 
Bethiah Howes born 4 of Oc r 1751 
Thankfull Howes born 7 of April 1753 
I ydia Howes born 1 of July 1757. 
Zachariah Rider and Experience of yarmouth 
Kehekah Rider born 26 of Dc r 1736 
Abigal Rider born 22 of March 1739 
William Rider born 14 of Jan .1745 
Silvanus Rider born 28 of June 1747 
Abigal Rider born 6 of Dc r 1749 

[p. 8] Samuel Howes and Jerusha his wife yarmouth a record of the 

births and names of their Children 
Ebenezer Howes born 9 of Aug 1 1737 
Edward Howes born 21 of March 1739 

Samuel Howes born 6 of March 1741 and died 12 of April following. 
Samuel Howes born 3 d of March 1 741.2 
Sturges Howes boun 28 of April 1744 
John Howes born 9 of Aug* 1746 
Mehitable Howes born 20 of Sep r 1748 
Abigal Howes born 10 of April 175 1 
Jerusha Howes born 16 of March 1753 
Obed Howes born 24 of Aug 1 1757 

•"April" was crossed out and " Sept 16 " inserted in a different hand, 



6 John Haskell's Inventory. 

Amos Howes and Rebekah his wife Yarmouth a record of the births 

and names of their Children 
Hannah Howes born 22 of No r 1737 
Amos Howes born . 3 of April 1739 
James Howes born 15 of July 1742 
Edmund Howes born 10 of Aug 1 1743 

(To be continued.} 



JOHN HASKELL'S INVENTORY. 

Transcribed from the Original Document, 
By George Ernest Bowman. 

John Haskell married Patience 2 Soule {George 1 ) in Jan- 
uary, 1666, and died at Middleborough, Mass., on 15 May, 
i/CO, in the sixty-seventh year of his age. His wife Patience 
had died at the same place two months earlier, on 1 1 March, 
1705/6.* 

The only reference on the Plymouth County Probate Rec- 
ords to his estate is contained in Volume III, page 22, where 
the inventory is recorded. The copy of the inventory here 
presented w^as made from the original document, the only paper 
relating to the estate remaining in the files. 



[John Haskell's Inventory'.] 

Middleboro 

The Inventory taken Jun 29 1706 of John Haskoll Deceased y e 
15 of may 1706 

Item for weareing cloaths three pounds Item for arms on pound 
ten shillings Item for beding five pounds Item for houshold ware 
pots kettles dishes spining wheels with all shuch vessels five pounds 
ten shillings Item for sadles bridles at ten shillings Item for Iron 
tools yokes cart wheels three pounds five shillings Item for flax & 
cask ten shillings on yoke of oxen at six pounds fiften shillings two 
swine at twelve shillings on horse on mare at four pounds Item for 
Carpenters tools & horse Tackling & Chains cordage at one pound 
eleven shillings & wooll and yarn at fourteen shilling 

The whole Sum Amounting to 32 lb -i7 s -o being an Account 
taken by us 

David Thomas Apprizers 

Jeremiah Thomas 

* Mayflower Descendant, I : 219 and II : 81, 159, 160 



Bridgcwatcr, Mass., Vital Records. y 

July 26 : 1706 
Item for a panell and Sum other Tooles found sence twenty shilling 

priesed by us 
David Thomas 
Ebenezer Bennett 

the accoumpet of dabts from John Hascall desesed 

To m r Jamas barnabe 6-1 1-1 1 

To m r Thomas 1-2 

To m r morddo 1-18- 3 

To william dark 0-15-4 

On the 17 th day of September 1706 Before Nath 11 Thomas 
Esq r Judge of the Probate &c John Hascall Administrator to 
the Instate of his father John Hascall late of middleborrough 
Deceased made oath that the above written is a true Inventory 
of the S d deceaseds Estate so fair as he knoweth & when he 
knowcth of more that he will cause it to be added 

Nath 11 Thomas Register 



BRIDGEWATER, MASS., VITAL RECORDS. 

{Continued from Vol. V, p. 230.) 

[p. 10] Tho* Snell here named Died march y e 2 d An Dom 1739 

The birth of the children of Thomas Snell ju r 

Abigail Snell was born June y e first Ano Do 1703 

The birth of the children of Daniel and Sarah Field 

Mehetabel Field born Noven r 22 Anno Dom 1706 

Hanah Field was born Feb 16 Anno Dom 1709 

Daniell Field was born October y e fifth Anno Dom 17 12 

Hannah Phillips Wife of William Phillips of Bridgwater Died August 

y € iS An° Dom 1743 
The birth of the children of Josiah & Anna Snell in the town of 

Bridgwater 
Josiah Snell his first child was born Feb 23 Anno Do 1701 
Abigail Snell was born Sep 1 the 9 th Anno Dom 1702 
Zaohary Snell was born March 17 th Anno Dom 1704 
Anna Snell above named Dec d June y e 8 th Anno Dom 1705 
Josiah Snell sen r died april y e 4 th 1753 
The births of the children of Josiah & Mercy Seares born in the 

Town of Bridgwater 
Jonathan Seares was born the last day of January 17 13/14 
Mercy Seares was born August the seventh An Dom 17 17 



? Robert Sprout's Will and Inventory. 

Hannah Seares was born May y e 20 th Anno Domi 1720 

Mercy Seares the Wife of the above named Josiah Seares Deceased 

May the 20 th Anno Dom 1720 in the 40 th year of her Age 
The Birth of the Children of Josiah Seares by Judith his seccond 

wife 
Nathanael Seares was born July y e 12 th Anno Dom 1721 

[p. n] John ames ju r 

The birth of the children of John & Sarah Ames born in the Town 

of Bridgwater 
Elisabeth Ames was born Decem r y e 9 th Ann Do 1697 
John Ames was born March y e 19 th Anno Do 1700 
Sarah Ames was born January 23 d Ano Do 1702 
Abigail Ames was born Febru y e 9 th Ano Do 1705 
Jonathan Ames was born June y e 10 th Anno Dom 1707 
Deborah Ames was born April y e first Anno Dom 17 10 
Daniel Ames was born October 7 th Annoq Dom 17 12 
Benjamin Ames was bom Febr 24 th Anno Dom 17 14/15 
Joshua Ames was born April 9 th Anno Domi 17 18 
John Ames Parent above named Died 1756 
The birth of the children of William & Mary Ames born in the 

Town of Bridgwater 
Mary Ames was born Decern 18 th Ann Do 1699 
William Ames was born Sep 1 18 th Anoq Do 1701 
Martha Ames was born March y e 7 th Ann Do 1704 
Bithiah Ames was born April 25 Anno Dom 1706 
Sarah Ames was born July 27 th Anno Dom 1708 
Hannah Ames was born Septem 21 Annoq Dom 17 10 
Mary the wife of W r illiam Ames aboves d Dec d Nov 5 th 17 12 
William Ames Deceased Novem 20 th Anno Dom 17 12 

{To be continued.') 



ROBERT SPROUT'S WILL AND INVENTORY, 

Transcribed from the Original Documents, 
By George Ernest Bowman. 

Robert Sprout of Scituate married Elizabeth 2 Samson 
{Henry 1 )* of Duxbury, before 1662, and died at Middleborough 
between 23 November and 11 December, 17 12, his wife sur- 
viving him. His will and inventory are recorded in the Plym- 
outh County Probate Records, Volume III, pages 222 to 224, 

♦Mayflower Descendant, II : 143. 



Robert Sprout's Will and Inventory. 9 

but the copies here presented are made from the original 
documents, still on file. The inventory was taken by Ebenezer 
Richmond (husband of the daughter Anna Richmond named in 
the will) and Simeon Holloway and the' autographs of both are 
appended, but in making the record in Volume III the name 
" Simeon " was incorrectly copied as " Simon," by the registrar. 



[Robert Sprout's Will.] 

In the Name of God Amen I Robert Sprout late of Scit- 
tuate but at this time being confined by bodily innmityes to 
abide at my house in Middlebury in the Massachusets Bay in 
New England, being of sound memory & disposing mind Do 
hereby make this my last will & testament, revoking & anulling 
any former will or wills heretofore by me made, Resigning my 
$* oil to God in Christ, my body to y e Earth by decent buryall, 
as to my worldly estate I dispose of it as followeth, Inprimis 
To my daughter Mercy oldham* I give one of my south pur- 
chass lots in Middlebury conteyning as I remember about forty 
five accres To her & her heyrs & assigns forever, To my 
daughter Anna Richmond I give my other south purchass lott 
in Middlebury, conteyning as the former, To her & her heyrs 
arid assigns forever. To my daughter Hannah Cane f I give 
thirty accres of land in Middlebury which lyes near y e place 
where James Bell lived, to her & her heyrs & assigns for ever. 
To my daughters Elisabeth Sprout & Mary Sprout I give the 
dwelling house in Middlebury where I now live, and the lands 
pcrteyning to this dwelling or lott esteemd about sixscore accres 
more or .less with the meadows belonging to this lott namely 
that at bay ting brook the other meadow lyes on the south side 
of y e Eld r s pond (so called) lyes yet in Comon between M r Hol- 
loway & Ebenezar Richmond & my self, To them s d Elisabeth 
Sprout & Mary Sprout Equally to be divided between y m & to 
theyr heyrs & assigns for ever. I gi[ve] a featherbed to my 
daughter Elisabeth Sprout. Eor my wifes mayntenance during 
her life I order that fifteen pounds be annually payd to that 
person or persons who keep her & provide for her to be payd 
by those of my children that possess my farm at Scittuate ; 
which farm at Scittuate I give to my two sons James Sprout 
vt Ebenezar Sprout, to them theyr heyrs & assigns for ever 
to he Equally divided between y m , only four rod from James 
Sprouts back door to run to y e brook upon East south east 
poynt half a poynt southerly & then to come in again to the 

* Mayflower Descendant, II : 87. f.Ibid, III : 119. 



IO Robert Sprout's Will and Inventory. 

center line. My two sons James Sprout & Ebenezar Sprout 
are to pay yearly for my support from the day of the date of 
this my will the sum of forty pounds to that child which I live 
with & provides for me & looks after me which they are to pay 
& perform as the Condition of my giving them my farme at 
Scittuate. all my undivided Lands in Middlebury & twenty 
five accres on y e neck & purchass right I give to my son 
James Sprout & to his heyrs & assigns forever. My moveables 
I give to my wife to be hers & at her dispose. I make my two 
sons James Sprout & Ebenezar Sprout Executors to this my 
last will & testament they to pay all just debts In witness 
hereof I have hereto set my hand & seal this twenty third day 
of November Anno Domini one thousd seven hundred & Eleven 
Interlind between line 35 & 36 to that child w ch I live with 
& provides for me & looks after me, before sealing 
Signd Seald & declard his 

by Rob* Sprout to be his Robert R Sprout (seal) 

last will & Testam* in mark 

presence of us 

his 
John J Randall 

mark 
Israel Thrasher 
James bell 

Memorand That on the n tb day of December 1712 John 
Randall & also James Bell two of the witneses named to this 
Will made oath that they Saw Robert Sprout Siggne & Seale 
this Instrument & heard him declare it to be his Last Will & 
Testament & that he then was of a disposeing mind & Memory 
to the best of their Judgment before me 

Nathaniel Thomas Judge of Probats 

& that Israel Thrasher did then as a witness Signe the 
Same 

(Seal) Province of The Massechusetts Bay Nathaniel Thomas 
Esq r Judge of the probate of Wills & c To all to whome these 
pressents shall Come Greeting. Know yea that on the 11 th 
Day of December 17 12 before me at Plimouth In the County 
of Plimouth the Will of Robert Sprout Late of Middlebury In 
the County affores d Deceased to these pressents Annexed was 
proved Approved and allowed who haveing whilest he Lived 
and at the Time of his Death Goods Chattells Rights & Credits 
in the County affores d and the probate of the S d Will and power 



Robert Sprout's Will and Inventory. 11 

of Comitting Administration of all and singuler the Goods 
Chattells Rights and Credits of the S d Deceased by Vertue 
thereof Appertaining unto me. The Administration of all and 
singuler the Goods Chattells Rights & Credits of the S d Deceas j 
& his Will in any manner Concerning is hereby Comitted unto 
James Sprout & Ebenezer Sprout Sons of the S d Deceased & 
Sole Executors in the S d Will Named Well and faithfuly to 
Execute the S d Will and to Administer the Estate of the Said 
Deceased according thereunto and to make a True and perfect 
Inventory of all and singuler the Goods Chattells Rights & 
Credits of the S d Deceased and to Exhibit the Same Into the 
Registrey of the Court of probates for the County affores d at 
or before the I I th Day of march Next Ensuing and also to 
Render a plaine & True accompt of your Said Administration 
upon oath. In Testymony wherof I have here unto Set my 
hand and the Seale of the S d Court of Probates. Dated at 
Plimouth Affores d the Day and year first Above Written 

Nathaniel Thomas 

[Robert Sprout's Inventory.] 

The Envetary of Robbard Sprout desest 

2 ackers seder swomp at setteate 2 00 

one ackers of meddow at setteate 1 00 

one log Chain and A table 2 00 

2 acker meddow at middelbery 300 
one quarter part purches rite in sixten shillins in the 

undevided 1 00 

2 beds with 3 ceverleds 4 shets 800 

2 cettels one pot 2 skellets 2 00 

2 chests 2 platters 1 00 

one bedsted Curtens 1 00 

one Iume 5 slays 1 10 o 

6 : nabkens one tabbel Cloth 1 00 

quart pot and A tub and A Chaer 0100 

warming pan o 05 o 

24 5 ° 



Ebenezer Richmod 
Simeon Holloway 

Plim ss on the 5* day of March 1712 . 13 James Sprout 
Executor of the last Will & Testament of his father Robert 
Sprout dec d made oath that the above written is a true Inven- 
tory of the Estat of his said father so far as he knows & when 
he Knows of More will Cass it to be aded before me 

Nathaniel Thomas Judge of Probats 



12 Eastham and Orleans, Mass., Vital Records. 

EASTHAM AND ORLEANS, MASS-, VITAL RECORDS. 

(Continued from Vol. V, p. /<pS.) 

William merick a sonn named William borne the first Day of august 

in the yeare 1670 
William Merick the sonn of William Merick junior Died the twen- 
tieth Day of March 1670 ales 167 1 
Martha Harding the Daughter of Josiah and Hannah Harding was 

Born the twenty third day of December anno dom 1693 
Elisabeth Harding y e daughter of Josiah and Hannah Harding was 

Born the third day of January anno 1696/5 
Joshua Harding the son of Josiah and Hannah Harding was Bom 

at Eastham the 27 th day of October anno 1698 
Bethia Harding the Daughter of Josiah and Hannah Harding was 

Born at Eastham the ninth day of aprill 1701 
Josiah Harding the son of Josiah and Hannah Harding was Born 

at Eastham the seventh day of march anno dom 1704/3 
Mary Harding the Daughter of Josiah and Hannah Harding was 

born at Eastham y a fifteenth day of September anno dom : 1707 
Jesse Harding the son of Josiah and Hannah Harding was Born at 

Eastham the 26 th day of march anno dom 1709 
Ebenezer Harding the son of Josiah and Hannah Harding was Born 

at Eastham on the twentieth day of July anno domini 11712 
Bethya Harding the daughter of Josiah and Hannah Harding was 

Born at Eastham on y e twelf day of may anno domini 17 16 

[p. 31] Samuel paine and patience ffreeman wear maried the : 31 th 

" of Jenuarie : 16S2 
Samul paine the son of Samuel paine was borne the. : 30 th of Octo- 
ber : 16S3 
Samuel paine a daughter named Mercy : borne the fifth day of 

Agust in the year : 1686 
Samuel paine a son borne Named Xathanel the : 9 th : of July : 1689 
Ebenezer Paine the son of Samuel and Patience Paine was borne 

the seaventeenth : day of June : in the year 1692 
Elizebeth Paine the daughter of Samuel and Patience Paine was 

borne the eleventh day of June : in the year : 1694 
Joshua Paine the son of Samuel and Patience Paine was borne the 

twentyeth day of may in the year .1696 
Isaac Paine the son of Samuel and Patience Paine was borne at 

Eastham the third day of January : In the year 1698/9 
Mary Paine the daughter of Samuel and Patience Paine was Born 

at Eastham the twenty fourth day of febuary Anno dominie 

1703/4 
Nathanael Paine the son of Samuel Paine dyed the 14 th day of march 

anno 17 of 



Eastham and Orleans, Mass., Vital Records. 13 

Scth Paine the son of Samuell and Patiene Paine was Born at East- 
ham the fifth day of October Anno dom 1706 

Samuell Paine the son of Samuell and Patiene Paine dyed the fifth 
day of October .1706 

Samuell Paine sen er Dyed on the thirteenth day of October anno 
Domini : 17 12 

Scth Paine the son of Samuel & Patience Paine dyed on the 23 d day 
of march anno domini : 1722/3 

[p. 32] Ephraim Doane and Mary Knowles was Maried the : 5 th of 

feburarie : 1667 
Ephraim Doane a Daughter borne named patience the 28 th of Jen- 

uarie 1668 and died in the year : 1675 
Ephraim Doane a Daughter borne named apphiah : the 18 th of July 

j 670 
Erckiah doane the sonne of Ephraim doane was borne the last weke 

in a gust : 1672 
Thomas doane the son of Ephraim doane was borne the fourth day 

of September 1674 
Ebenezer doane the son of Ephraim doane was borne in the month 

of aprill in the yeare : 1676 
Nchemiah doane the son of Ephraim doane was borne in the month 

of august in the year : 1670 * and died in feburarie in the year : 

1674* 
patience doane the daughter of Ephraim doane was born the last 

week in aprill : 1682 
Ruhama doane the daughter of Ephraim doane was borne the last 

day of aprill : 16S5 
Ebenezer (freeman and Abigaile young were married by M r Samuell 

Treat the 12 th day of October : 17 10 
Jennet itreeman the Daughter of Ebenezer and Abigaile freeman 

was born at Eastham the seventeenth day of december Anno 

domini 17 n 
Thankful! flreeman the Daughter of Ebenezer and abigail flreeman 

was Born at Eastham on the fifteenth day of febuary anno Dom- 
ini : 17 14/15 
Anne rTreeman the daughter of Ebenezer and abigail freeman was 

Born at Eastham the six day of June anno domini 17 16 
Ebenezer flreeman the son of Ebenezer and abigail ffreeman was 

Born at Eastham on the thirtieth day of November anno dom : 

1719 

LP- 33] Steven Snow and Susanna Rogers was marryed the 13 th of 

December 1665 
bamuej Smith Junior and Bershuah lothrop wear Maried May : 26 th 

1690 
Samuel Smith Junior a son Named Samuel f borne : the : 13 th day 

of feburary : 165; 

• Sic f ** James " was crossed out and " Samuel " interlined in the same hand. 



14 East/iam and Orleans, Mass., Vital Records. 

Joseph Smith the Son of Samuel Smith Junior was Borne the Ninth 

day of October in the year : 1692 
Stephen Snow and Mar)- Bigford ware married the ninth day of 

april : 1701 
Mary Melvile the daughter of david and Mar)' Melvile was Borne 

at Eastham the 3i rst day of July : 1699 
Beniamin Cooke and Mercy Paine were married by M r Samuell 

Treat november y e 23 d 17 10 
Shuball Cooke the son of Beniamin and Mercy Coke was Born at 

Eastham on the day of april anno domini : 17 11 : 
Joseph Cooke the son of Beniamin and Mercy Cooke was Born at 

Eastham on the twelf day of May anno domini : 17 10* 
Nathanael Cooke the son of Beniamin and mercy Cooke was Born 

at Eastham on the sixth day of July anno dom 11717 
Richard Cooke the son of Beniamin and Mercy Cooke was Born at 

Eastham on the twenty third day of November anno domini : 

i 7 .$ 

[p. 34] Thomas Rogers was marryed with Elizabeth Snow the 13 th 

of December . 1665. 
Elizabeth Rogers the daughter of Thomas Rogers was borne the 8'- h 

of October . 1666 
Joseph Rogers the sonne of Thomas Rogers was borne the first day 

of February* 1667 
Hannah Rogers the daughter of Thomas Rogers was borne the twen- 

tyeth of March 1669 
Thomas Rogers the sonne of Thomas Rogers was borne the 6 th Day 

of March 1670 ales 71 
Thomas Rogers the sonne of Thomas Rogers Died the 15 th of March 

1670 ales 71 
Thomas Rogers another Sonn Borne named Thomas borne the 6 th 

day of May 1672 
Eliazer Rogers the sonn of Thomas Rogers Was Borne the 3 d day 

of November 1673 
Nathaniel Roggers the son of Thomas Roggers was borne the 18 th 

of Jenuarie 1675 
Elizabeth Rodgers the Wife of Thomas Rodgers died the : 16 th day 

of June : 1678 

[p. 35] John doane Junior and Mehitabei Scuder weare Maried the 

last day of June in the year : 1686 
John Doane the son of John and Mehetabel Doane was borne 
Solomon Doane the son of John and Hannah Doane was Borne 

may : 12 th : 1698 
Icchabod Higgins dyed June y e i st 1728 
John Higgens the sonne of Ichabod Higgens was borne the eight 

day of June in the year of our lord .1692 

•Sic. 



Eastham and Orleans, Mass., Vital Records. 15 

Nathaniel Higgens the son of Ichabod Higgens was borne the first 

day of June in the yeare of our Lord one thousand six hundred 

and ninety foure 
Thankfull Higens the Daughter of Ichabod and Meletiah Higens was 

born at Eastham the four and twentyeth day of august : 1696 
Liddia Higens the Daughter of Ichabod and Melatiah Higens was 

bome at Eastham the thirteenth day of april in the year : 1693 
Ebenezer Higgins the son of Icchabod and Melatiah Higgins wa^ 

born in Eastham Aprill the 15 th 1701 
Martha Cooke the Daughter Joshua and Pacienc Cooke was Born 

.at Eastham the twenty sixth day of aprill Anno domi 1706 
Josiah Cooke the son of Joshua and Patience Cooke was Born at 

Eastham the 30 th day of august 1707 
Joshua Cooke the son of Joshua and Patience Cooke was Born at 

Eastham the 23 d day of march : 1708/9 
Mercy Cooke the Daughter of Joshua and Patience Cooke was Born 

at Eastham the secund day of September Anno Domini 17 12 
Ebenezer Cooke the son of Joshua and Patience Cooke was Born at 

Eastham November the 25 th 17 n 
Ephraim Cooke the son of Joshua and Patience Cook was Born at 

Eastham on the sixteenth day of September anno dom .1712 
Ruhama Cooke the daughter of Joshua and Patience Cooke was 

Born at Eastham on the 18 th day of febuary anno domini 

17.13/14 

Simeon Cooke the son of Joshua and Patience Cooke was Born at 
Eastham on the twenty fourth day of august anno dom :171s 

Moses Cooke the son of Joshua and Patience Cooke was Born at 
Eastham on the eleventh day of may anno domini 11717 

[p. 36] Jonathan Higgens was marryed with Elizabeth Rogers in 

January 1660. 
Beriah Higgens the sonne of Jonathan Higgens was borne the 29 th 

of September 1661 
Jonathan Higgens the sonne of Jonathan Higgens was borne the 

latter end of August 1664 
Jonnathan Higens a sonne named Joseph was borne the 14 th Day 

of feburarie in the yeare 1666 
Elizabeth Higgens the daughter of Jonnathan Higgens was born 

the . 11 th . day of feburary : 1680 
Mary Higgens the daughter of Jonnathan Higgens was born the . 

22 th . day of Jenuary : 1682 
Rebecca Higgens the daughter of Jonnathan Higgens was born the 

last day of November in the year . 1686 
James Higgens the son of Jonnathan Higgens was born the . 22 th . . 

day of July : 1688 
Sarah Higgens the daughter of Jonnathan Higgens was born the . 

18 th . of October . 1690 
Joshua Cooke and Patience Doan were married by m r Sam 11 Treat 

the seventh day of febuary Anno Dom 1705/6 



1 6 Governor Bradford 's Letter Book. 

[p. 37] Elisha paine and Rebecca doane was Maried the twentieth 

day of Jenuarie : 16S5 
abigael paine the daughter of Elisha paine was borne the fifth day of 

Jenuary : 1686 
Elisha paine the sonne of Elisha paine was borne the 29 th of decem- 

ber : 1693. 

( To be continued.} 



GOVERNOR BRADFORD'S LETTER BOOK. 

(Continued from Vol. V, p. 201.) 

A letter of Mr. Sherleys to myself upon this conclusion, as 

folio wet J 1 : 
To his very loving and much respected frie?id, Mr. William 

Bradford, Goveruour of Plymouth, in New-England, these. 
Most Worthy and Beloved 
SIR, 

I have received your letter of the 14th of June last, by your 
and my loving friend, Mr. Allerton, wherein it pleaseth you to 
express more thankfulness than I have deserved ; I confess my 
desire is much larger than my power, to do you and those good 
friends with you, the good I would. We cannot but all take 
notice how the Lord hath been pleased to cross our proceedings 
and caused many disasters to befal us therein ; and sure I con- 
ceive the only cause to be, we, or many of its here, aimed at 
other oids than God' s glory: But now I hope that cause is 
taken away, the bargain being fully concluded and, as far as ouf 
powers will reach, confirmed under our hands and seals to Mr. 
Allerton and the rest of his and your co-partners : But for my 
own part, I confess, as I was loath to hinder this bargain, being 
the first propounder thereof at our meeting, so, on the contrary 
side, I was as unwilling to set my hand to the sale, being the 
receiver of the most part of the adventures and a second causer 
of much of the engagements, and one more threatened, being 
most envied and aimed at (if they could find any step to ground 
their malice on) than any other of the adventurers whosoever : 
I profess I know no just cause they ever had, or have so to do, 
neither shall it ever be proved that I have wronged them or any 
of the adventurers, wittingly or willingly, one penny in the dis- 
bursement of the best part of five thousand pounds, in those 
two years' troubles : No, the sole cause why they malice me (as 
I and others have conceived) was that I would not side with 



Governor Bradford's Letter Book. 17 

them against you and the going over of the Leyden ; but as I 
then eared not, so now I little fear what they can do ; yet 
charge and trouble I know they may cause me to be at; and for 
these reasons, I would gladly have persuaded the other four to 
have sealed to this bargain and so have left me out ; but Mr. 
Allerton knoweth they would not ; so rather than it should now 
fail, Mr. Allerton having taken so much pains (as I am even 
ashamed to relate) I have sealed with the rest, with this proviso 
and promise of Mr. Allerton's, that if any troubles arise here, 
you are to be at half the charge : Wherefore now I doubt not 
but you will give your generality good content and self peace 
amongst yourselves, and peace with the natives, then, no doubt 
but the God * of peace will bless your going out and returning 
in, and cause all that you set your hand to to prosper : The 
which I shall ever pray the Lord to grant, if it be his most 
blessed will, and that for Jesus Christ his sake. 

I acknowledge myself much obliged to you, and others with 
you, for your good counsel and loving respect to my kinsman ; I 
pray you continue the same still and set it as on my score to 
requite when occasion is offered. My wife and I most kindly 
remember our loves unto you and Mrs. Bradford, desiring you 
to remember us in your prayers, for assuredly unless the Lord 
be merciful unto us and the whole land in general, our estate 
and condition is far worse than yours ; wherefore if the Lord 
send persecution here (which is much to be feared) and so 
should put into our minds to fly for refuge, I know no place 
safer than to come to you, for all Europe is at variance one with 
another, but chiefly with us) not doubting but to find such 
friendly entertainment as shall be honest and conscionabie, not- 
withstanding what hath lately passed; for I profess in the word 
of an honest man, had it not been to procure your peace and 
quiet from some turbulent spirits here, I would not have sealed 
to this deed, though you have given me all my adventure and 
debt ready down : And this I leave to your serious consideration, 
not questioning, but you will approve- yourselves faithful and 
honest before God and men : And thus desiring the Lord to 
bless, preserve and prosper you and all with you, I for this time 
cease, but ever resting, 

Your faithful and loving friend 
to my power, 

JAMES SHIRLEY. 
London, Dec. 2Jth, Anno 1627. 

* He hath hitherto done it, blessed be His name ! 
( To be continued.) 



jS Marshfield, Mass. , Vital Records. 



MARSHFIELD, MASS., VITAL RECORDS. 

(Continued from Vol. V, p. 2jy.) 

[p. 19] Leiu* Isaac Little Deceased November the . 24 . 1699. 
Abigail the Daughter of Isaac Holmes & Annah his wife dec d 

March — 1683. 
Lidia The wife of Experience Branch Deceased November y e 5 1 1697 
Experience Branch Deceased Noveber y e 14 th 1697 
William the son of Thomas Doget deceased february y e 16 . 1699 
Cristopher the son of Jonathan Crooker and Mary his wife deceased 

febuary y e 1 : 1699 
Elisabeth the wife of Thomas Bourne deceased Aprill the 7 th : 1701 
Ebenezar the son of Isaac Holmes & Anna his wife was Born Aprill 

y e 2 5* 1683 

Cornelious The son of Isaac Holmes & Anna his Wife was Born 

November y e 10 th 1688 
Mercy the Daughter of Isaac Holmes & Anna his wife was Born Jan- 
uary y* 10 th 1690 
Isaac the son of Isaac Holmes & Anna his wife was Born Aprill 

15 th . 1693. 
Josiah the son of Isaac Holmes & Anna his wife was Born July 23 . 

1696 
Jane the Daughter of Jonathan Eames & hannah his Wife was Born 

Aug* 25* 1699 
John the son of Joseph rlord . & Loes his Wife was born March 18 th 

1693-4. 
Desire the Daughter of Joseph fiord & Loes his wife was Born the 

23 d of August 1695 
Ruth the Daughter of Joseph fiord & Loes his wife was Born the 

7 th [of] September 1698 
Jeremiah the son of Benjamin Phillips & Sarah his Wife was Born 

the 19 th day of August .1697 
Abagall the Daughter of Benjamin Philips & Sarah his Wife was 

Born October 29 th 1699 
Thankfull the Daughter of William Sherman and Mercy his wife was 

Borne Aprill the 10 1699 
Ruth the Daughter of Jonathan Crooker and Mary his Wife was 

borne December y e 1 : 1683 
Jonathan y* son of Jonathan Crooker and Mary his wife was born 

the s day of January 1685 
Francis the son of Jonathan Crooker and Mary his wife was born 

April y e 14 : 1687 
Ledia the daughter of Jonathan Crooker and Mary his wife was bom 
November th 17 : 1690 



Marsh field. Mass., Vital Records. 19 

Jeremiah y e son of Jonathan Crooker and Mar)' his wife was born 

January y e 11 1692 
Elisabeth the daughter of Jonathan Crooker and Ma[ry] his Wife 

was born January the 25 : 1695 
Joanna the Daugh[ter] of Jonathan Cro[oker] and Mary his wi[fe 

was] borne Novemb[er] 2[*] : ij[worri] 

[p. 20] Elizabeth the Daughter of Joseph Childs and Elizabeth his 

Wife was borne November y e 22 : 1691 
Priscilla the Daughter of Joseph Childs and Elizabeth his Wife was 

borne November y e 5 : 1693 
Mary the Daughter of Joseph Childs and Elizabeth his wife was 

borne May y e 31 : 1695 
Patience the Daughter of Joseph Childs and Elizabeth his Wife was 

borne Aprill y e 11 : 1696 
Joseph the son of Joseph Childs and Elizabeth his wife was borne 

January y e 14 : 169I 
Hannah the Daughter of Joseph Childs and Elizabeth his Wife was 

borne January y e 1 : )-$$$ 
Sarah the Daughter of Joseph Childs and Elizabeth his Wife was 

borne March the 11 : 1702 
Richard the son of Joseph Childs and Elizabeth his Wife was borne 

Aprill y e 1 : 1704 
Grace the Daughter of Joseph Childs and Elizabeth his W T ife was 

borne June the 8 : 1706 
Faith the Daughter of John Winslow and Mary his wife.was borne 

November y e 3 d : 1706 
John the son of John Dingley and Sarah his wife was borne August 

the 13 : 1706 
Joseph the son of Daniell White and Hannah his wife was borne 

march the : 1 : 167^ 
Nathaniell the son of Ichabod Bartlet and Elizabeth his wife was 

borne October the [t] : 1703 
Joseph the son of Ichabod Bartlet and Elizabeth his wife was borne 

July the [t] : 1706 
Elizabeth the Daughter of Ichabod Bartlet and Elizabeth his wife 

was borne September the [t] 1708 
Sarah the Daughter of Ichabod Bartlet and Desire his wife was 

borne December the 24 : 1710 
Abigale the Daughter of Samuell Dogget and Bathsheba his wife 

was borne March the 14 : 17^ 
Jaems the son o[f] Solomon Hewett a[nd] Sarah his Wife w[as] 

borne November the 21 : 1706 
Mary the Daughter of Abraham Howland and Anna his Wife was 

borne September the 17 : 1704 

* Part of a second figure remains. 
t The dav of the month was omitted. 



20 Marshfield, Mass., Vital Records. 

Elizabeth the Daught[er] of Abraham Howland an[d] Anna his wife 

was bor[ne] August the 6 : 1706 
Kaziah the Daughter of Israeli Thomas and Bethyah his wife wafs] 

borne January the 13 170^ 
Seth the son of Sam[uell] Doggett and Bathsheba [his] Wife was 

born Octob[er the] 22 : 1705 
Susanah the Daugh[ter] of Tobias Oaksman a[nd] Elisabeth his 

Wife [was] borne January the [u'om~] 170$ 
Mary the Daughtfer of] Tobias Oaksman [and] Elizabeth his wif[e 

was] borne ?vlay the 3 d : \i\_worn~\ 
Rouse the son of Abraham Howlfand and] Anna his Wife [was 

borne] July the 26 : \_worn~\ 

[p. 21] [m>/-«]amuell y« son [of] Samuell Doggett and Mary his wife 

was Borne December y e 24 : 1683 
Mary the Daughter of Sam 11 Dogget and Mary his w r ife was Borne 

Aprill y e 26 : 16S7 
Sarah y e daughter [o]f Samuell Dogget and Mary his wife was borne 

Aprill [y] e 7 ^1689 
[E]lizabeth the [d]aughter of Sam 11 [Dog]get and Bathsheba [hi]s 

Wife Was born [N]ovember y e 3 : [i]69i 
[Ebe]nezer y e son [of] Samuell Dogget [an]d Bathsheba his [wif]e 

was born [Augu]st 22 : 1693 
[wom]ebd.* the daughter [of S]amuell Dogget [an]d Bersheba his 

wi[fe] w r as borne [_worn~] y e 18 : 1695 
[worn t]he son of [Samue]ll Dogget and Bathsheba his [w]ife was 

borne \_wom~\ y e 29 : 1697 
Isaac y e son of Samuell Doggett and Bathsheba his Wife was borne 

ffebuary y e 6 : 1699 
Lediah y e daughter of Sam 11 Dogget and Bathsheba his Wife was 

borne October y e 26 : 1703 
Tabitha the Daughter of Joseph ffoord and Lowis his Wife was borne 

June y e 10 : 1702 
Joseph the son of Joseph fToord and Lowis his Wife was borne June 

y e 1 : 1704 
Penelope the Daughter of Isaac Winslow and Sarah his Wife was 

borne December y e 21 : 1704 
Bethiah the Daughter of Kenelm Baker and Sarah his Wife was 

borne May y e 12 : 1699 
Kezia the Daughter of Kenelm Baker and Sarah his Wife was borne 

August y e 15 : 17 01 
Samuell the son of Kenelm Baker and Sarah his Wife was borne 

ffebuary y e 5 : i 7°!t 
John the son of John Barker and Hannah his Wife was borne Jan- 
uary the 3 rd : i7°5 
Sarah the Daughter of Kenelm Winslow and Abigale his Wife Was 

borne December the 3 : 1704 

* Probably " Bathsheba." 



Marshficld, Mass., Vital Records. 21 

Timothy the son of Nathan Williamson and Mary his Wife was 

borne August th 2 : 1701 
Sarah the Daughter of Nathan Williamson and Mary his wife was 

borne ffebuary the 18 : 1705 
Joanna the Daughter of Nathan Williamson and Mary his wife was 

borne October the 15 : 1704 
Abigale the Daughter of Solomon Hewett and Sarah his wife was 

borne October the 5 : 1704 
John the son of John King and Rebecka his wife was borne August 

the 11 : 1704 
Bethiah the Daughter of Israeli Thomas and Bethiah his wife was 

borne October y e 4 : 1705 
William and Edward the sons of Kenelm Baker and Sarah his wife 

were borne October y e 18 : 1705 
Paule the son of Joseph ffoord and Loice his wife was borne Aprill 

the 19 : 1706 
Josiah the son of Samuell Baker and Sarah his wife was borne Octo- 
ber the 15 : 1703 
Rebecka the Daughter of Samuell Baker and Sarah his wife was 

borne October y e 12 : 1705 
Joshua the son of Joshua Gushing and Mary his Wife was borne 

December y e 10 : 1706 
Abigale the Daughter of Joshua Cushing and Mary his wife was 

borne January 31 : 17 of 
Elizabeth the Daughter of Isaac Winslow and Sarah his wife was 

borne Decembe[r] the 13 : 1707 

[p. 22] Hannah the Daughter of William Sherman and Desire his 

wife was borne ffebuary the 21 : 166S 
Elizabeth the Daughter of William Sherman and Desire his wife was 

borne March the 11 : i6I T 
William the son of William Sherman and Desire his wife was borne 

Aprill the 19 : 1672 : 
Patience the Daughter of William Sherman and Desire his wife was 

borne August the 3 : 1674 
Experience the Daughter of William Sherman and Desire his wife 

was borne September the 24 : 1678 
Ebenezer the son of William Sherman and Desire his wife was borne 

April the 21 : 1680 
Israeli the son of Israeli Holmes and Desire his wife was borne 

ffebuary the 17 : 1682 
John the son of Israeli Holmes and Desire his wife was borne June 

the 15 : 1684 
Abigale the Daughter of Daniell Thomas and Experiance his wife 

was borne September the 11 : 1699 

(To be continued.) 



22 Dr. Thomas Delano s Will and Inventory. 



DR. THOMAS DELANO'S WILL AND INVENTORY. 

Transcribed from the Original Records, 
By George Ernest Bowman. 

Dr. Thomas Delano died at Duxbury, Mass., between 
5 October, 1722, the day on which his will was made, and 
22 April, 1723, when the witnesses acknowledged their signa- 
tures. He is said to have married Mary 2 Alden {John 1 ) and 
the settlement of John Alden's estate * shows that Delano 
married one of Alden's daughters ; but her baptismal name is 
not mentioned, and I have not yet found anything in the orig- 
inal records to prove that Thomas Delano's wife was named 
Mary. 

The statement in Winsor's History of Duxbury that 
Thomas Delano married, second, Hannah Bartlett in 1699 is 
an error due to confounding father and son of the same name. 

The will and inventory are recorded in the Plymouth 
County Probate Records, Volume IV, pages 358 and 359. 
None of the original documents remain in the files. 



[Dr. Thomas Delano's Will.] 

[p. 358] In y e Name of God Amen. October y e fifth one 
thousand Seven Hundred & twent two 1722 I Thomas Deleno 
Sen 1- of Duxbor by Reason of Old age & y e many Infirmitys 
of Body which attend it But being of Perfect mind & memory 
(thanks be given unto God) therefore Calling to mind y e mor- 
tality of my Body & knowing that it is appointed for all men 
once to Dye . Do make & ordain this my Last will & Testa- 
ment that is to Say Principally & first of all I give & Recomend 
my Soul into y e Hands of God that gave it & my Body I 
comend to y e Earth to be buried in Decent Christian Burial 
at y e Discretion of my Executor : nothing Doubting but at y e 
general Resurrection I Shall receive y e Same again by y e al- 
mighty Power of God : & as touching Such worldly Estate 
wherewith it hath Pleased God to Bless me in this Life : I 
give Demise & Dispose of y e Same in y e following manner 
& Form. 

♦Mayflower Descendant, III : 10. 



Dr. TJiomas Delano's Will and Inventory. 23 

Imprimis : First my will is that all my Debts & Funeral 
Charges be Levyed & Paid out of my Estate. Item ; I give 
& Bequeath to my Son Benoni Deleno five Shillings . Item ; 
I give & Bequeath unto my Son Thomas Deleno one Half 
Lott of Land Lying in y e Township of middlebor at wappa- 
nuckett on y e easterly Side of assawampset Pond to Him & 
His Heirs forever. Item, I give to my Son Jonathan Deleno 
my Beach Lott to Him & His Heirs forever & my chest & 
Sword. Item I give to my Son David Deleno five shillings. 
Item . I give & Bequeath to my Daughter Mary Deleno my 
best Bed & Furniture & y e one half of my moveable Estate 
within Door & out, with all my Right & Interest in y e undi- 
vided Land in middlebor & twenty shillings which is due from 
John Drew Sen r of middlebor . Item . I give & Bequeath to 
my Daughter Sarah Drew five Shillings . Item, I give & Be- 
queath to my Daughter Ruth Drew my next best Bed & 
Bolster Blankett & Coverled & one Quarter Part of my move- 
ables within Door. Item, I give to my Grand : Daughter 
Deborah weston one Bed & Bolster & y e Remainder of y e 
moveables within Door . Item . I Give & Bequeath to my Son 
Joseph Deleno, whom I likewise Constitute make & ordain 
my Sole Executor of this my last will & Testament y e one 
Half of my moveable Estate without Door & my Brandlrons : 
I do Request my Friend m r John wadsworth to be overseer 
of this my last will & Testament : and I Do hereby utterly 
Disallow Revoke & Disannull all & Every other former Testa- 
ment will Legacy s & Bequest & Executors by me in any way 
before named willed & Bequeathed. Ratifying & Confirming 
this & no other to be my last will & Testament. In Witness 
whereof I have here unto Set my hand & Seal y e Day & 
year above written 

Signed Sealed Published His 

Pronounced & Declared Thomas T Deleno 

.by y e s d Thomas Deleno Marke 

as his Last will & Testament. 
In y e Presence of us 
y e Subscribers 
Hannah Alden 
Samuel weston 
Joshua Deleno 

Aprill y e 22 d 1723 The within Named Hannah Alden 
Samuel weston & Joshua Deleno made oath that they Saw 
y e above Named Thomas Deleno Sign Seal & Heard Him 
Declare y e within written Instrument to be his last will & Tes- 



24 Dr. Thomas Delano's Will and Inventory. 

tament . & that at y e Same time Set to their Hand . as wit- 
nesses & also according to y e best of their Observation He 
then was of a Sound & disposing mind & memory. Before mee 

Isaac Winslow Judge of Probate 

[P- 359] Isaac Winslow Esq r Duly appointed & Comissioned 
to be Judge of y e Probate of wills & for granting of adminis- 
tration in y e County of Plymouth within His Majestys Province 
of y e Massachusetts Bay in New : England. To all to whome 
these Presents shall Come Greeting : Know yee that on y e 
Sixth day of may in y e year of our Lord one thousand Seven 
Hundred & twenty three 1723 Before me at marshfield in y e 
County afores d The will of Doctor Thomas Deleno late of 
Duxbor in y e County of Plymouth afores d Dec d to these Pres- 
ents annexed was Proved approved & allowed who Having 
whilst he Lived & at y e time of His Death Goods Chattels 
Rights & Credits in y e County afores d & y e Probate of s d Will 
& Power of Comitting administration of all & Singular y e goods 
Chattels Rights & Credits of y e s d Dec d & also y e Hearing 
Examining & allowing y e accompts of y e Same by vertue thereof 
appertaining to mee ; The administration of all & Singular y e 
goods Chattels Rights & Credits of y e s d Dec d & His will in 
any manner Concerning is hereby Comitted unto Joseph Deleno 
one of y e Sons of y e s d Dec d & Sole Executor in y e same will 
named well & faithfully to administer y e estate of y e s d Dec d 
according thereto : & to make a true & Perfect Inventory of 
all & Singular y e goods Chattels Rights & Credits of y e s d 
Dec d & to Exhibit y e Same into y e Registry of y e Court of 
Probate for y e County afores d at or before y e first Day of July 
next Ensuing ; & also to Render a true & Plain accompt of His 
administration upon oath : In Testimony whereof I have here- 
unto Set my hand & y e Seal of y e s d Court of Probate : Dated 
at marshfield afores d y e Day & year above written. 

Isaac Winslow 

[Dr. Thomas Delano's Inventory.] 

The Inventory of y e moveable Estate of Thomas Deleno Sen r 
late of Duxbor Dec d taken by us whose names are under written 
ye 29 th of aprill 1723 

£ sh J 
To wearing Cloaths & Books £6. To Beds & Bed- 
ding £24 30 : . : . 
to Table Linnen 23/ to Pewter 32/ 2 : 15 : . 
to Potts Kettles & other Iron ware 4 : 12 : . 



Proceedings of the Third General Congress. 



25 



to Chairs Table & Lumber 

to one Cow £\. to Sheep & Swine £6. 

to Half a Lott of Land at middlebor 

to a Beach Lott 

to Debts Due to y e Estate 



4 : 


14 : 


10 : 


. : 


5 : 




• • 


J 5 : 


2 1 : 




£l9 : 


5 : 



John Alden Samuel weston 



may y e 27 th 1723 Joseph Deleno Executor named in y e last will & 
Testament of His Father Doctor Thomas Deleno late of Duxbor" 
in y e County of Plymouth in y e Province of y e massachusetts Bay 
in N : England Decease made oath that y e above written is a true 
& Perfect Inventory of y e Estate of y e s d Thomas Deleno as far as> 
is Come to His Knowledge & if more Comes to hand he will also 
give it in. 

before mee Isaac Winslow Judge of Probate. 

an accompt of Debts Due from y s Estate of Doctor Thomas 
Deleno of Duxbor Dec d 



To Ben : Alden £4.. to Jonathan Deleno £2 : 16 : 6 d 
to Constant Southworth £3 : 4 : 6 . to Thomas South- 
worth 4/1 o d 
to Joshua Soul j£i : 6 : 8. to y e widdow Chandler 2/3 d 
to Josiah Soul 2/ to abraham Sampson Sen r 1/ 
to Thomas Deleno Sen r ^"2:9:10. to Isaac Peterson 

5/6" 
to John alden 16/ to Joseph Deleno ^1:8:9. 
to Samuel Weston 6/ Funeral Charges £1 : 15 : . 



sh 

16 



*5 

4 

1 



d 
6 

4 

1 1 



£18 : 18 : 



PROCEEDINGS OF THE THIRD GENERAL CONGRESS. 



The Third General Congress of the General Society of 
Mayflower Descendants convened at the Church of the Pilgrim- 
age, Plymouth, Mass., on Saturday, September 5, 1903, at 10.30 
o'clock a.m., Deputy Governor General William L. Marsh of 
the District of Columbia in the chair. Prayer was offered by 
the Elder General, Rev. Edward Huntting Rudd, of Massachu- 
setts. The minutes of the previous Congress, September 15, 
1900, held at Plymouth, Mass., were read and approved, also 



26 Proceedings of the Third General Congress. 

minutes of second session of same Congress held at Buffalo, 
N. Y., September 6, 1901, were read and approved. 

On motion of Mr. Dexter of Mass. the officers of the Gen- 
eral Society were made officers of this Congress. 

The Secretary offered to read the minutes of the Board of 
Assistants for information of the Congress, but not for action. 
On motion the reading of the minutes of the Board was 
dispensed with. 

The Chair named as Committee on Credentials : Mr. W. H. 
Doane, of Ohio, Mr. George C. Nightingale, of R. I., and Mr. 
J. Granville Leach, of Pa. 

Committee on Resolutions : Judge W. W. Goodrich, of 
N. Y., Dr. M. Standish, of Mass., Mr. Thomas S. Hopkins, of 

D. C, Mrs. Alice B. Wiles, of 111., and Mrs. Herbert L. 
Crandall, of Conn. 

On motion a Committee on Nominations was ordered. 

On motion of Prof. Munro, of R. I., a recess was taken sub- 
ject to the call of the chair. 

The Congress re-convened at 11.40 a.m. 

The Historian General offered his report, which was read, 
and on motion accepted and placed on file. 

The report of the Treasurer General was read, in his ab- 
sence, by the Secretary General in full. It was announced the 
report had been audited by Mr. Leach, a member of the Audit- 
ing Committee. On motion the report was accepted and placed 
on file. 

The Chair announced that the second Congress appointed a 
Committee on Constitutional Revision. The Committee con- 
sisted of Winslow Warren, William Waldo Hyde, Walter S. 
Carter, L. E. Holden and Walter M. Howland. Messrs. Hyde, 
of Conn., and Holden, of Mass., stated they have no report. 
The Chair proceeded to fill the Committee by the addition of 
the following members, to wit : Judge Seth Shepard of D. C, 
George Ernest Bowman, of Mass., Richard H. Greene, of N. Y., 

E. Spencer Miller, of Pa., with Messrs. Holden of Mass., and 
Hyde, of Conn. 

Judge Goodrich moved that a member from the Illinois 
Society be added to the Committee. The Secretary General 
stated it was his fault that the amendments proposed by 
Illinois were not among those printed, and proposed that the 
copy in the possession of Mrs. Wiles be added to the matters 
referred to this committee. The motion of Judge Goodrich was 
carried. The Chair then added Mrs. Alice B. Wiles to the 
Committee on Amendments. 



Proceedings of the Third General Congress. 27 

W. H. Doane made the report of the Committee on Creden- 
tials ; Mr. Leach, Secretary of the Committee, read the list as 
follows : 

New York: Hon. Henry E. Howland,* Governor General, 
Richard H. Greene, Secretary General, Rev. Roderick Terry, 
D.D.,* and Howland Davis,* Assistants General, Hon. W. VV. 
Goodrich, Hon. William D. Washburn, Warren C. Crane, Hon. 
Samuel R. Thayer, Linus E. Fuller,* Dr. H. W. Skerry, Jared 
W. Bell,* Marshall W. Greene, Mrs. Charles Borcherling, Mrs. 
Richard H. Greene, Pelham W. Warren,* Mrs. Lloyd Wheaton, 
Mrs. Charles H. Terry, Mrs. H. Courtney Manning, Miss Edna 
M. Greene, Miss Harriet L. Robbins, Miss Jeanie R. Sherman, 
James M. Lincoln,* Mrs. James McKinlay, Mrs. W. H. 
McCartney, Miss Marguerite T. Doane, Rudolph Leypold, Miss 
Marie E. Ives. (Entitled to 31 delegates.) 

Contiecticnt : Herbert L. Crandall, Mrs. Herbert L. 
Crandall, Mrs. Catherine D. Bramble, Miss Sarah Robinson, 
William Waldo Hyde, Miss Marie E. Ives, Walter C. Faxon. 
(No report has been received of the membership.) 

Massachusetts : Morton Dexter, Hon. Charles Francis 
Adams, LL.D., Horace H. Soule, Jr., Edward T. Barker, L. 
Emery Holden, Samuel S. Green, Lorenzo D. Baker, Mrs. 
John A. Remick, Mrs. Leslie C. Wead, J. Foster Bush, M.D., 
Henry D. Forbes, James Atkins Noyes, Mrs. Edward T. 
Barker, Rev. Rufus B. Tobey, Fisher Ames, Ray Greene 
Huling, Rev. George M. Bodge, Shepard Howland, Miss Mary 

F. Edson, Lucian B. Thompson, Horace S. Bacon, Mrs. Edwin 
K. Moore, Joseph A. Shaw, Joseph E. Beals, James L. Wesson, 
Miss Susan B. Willard, Mrs. Frederic A. Turner, Mrs. Samuel 

G. Webber, Mrs. James L. Wesson, Genevieve Clark, M.D., 
Andrew W. Lawrie, William B. Stevens, Miss Sarah B. Thomp- 
son, J. Henry Sears, Mrs. Joshua Bates. (Entitled to 35 
delegates.) f 

Pennsylvania : J. Granville Leach, E. Spencer Miller, Mrs. 
W. H. McCartney, Miss Anne L. Hubbell. (Entitled to 7 
delegates.) 

* Not present at the Congress. 

t All were present. To these should be added the names of the General 
Society Officers from Massachusetts, who were not recorded as present by the 
Secretary General although this and preceding Congresses had voted that a!l 
such Officers should be members of the Congress. The following from Massa- 
chusetts were present and took part in the proceedings: Captain General Myles 
Standish, M.D., Elder General Rev. PZdward Huntting Rudd, Historian General 
Theodore S. Lazell, Assistant General George Ernest Bowman. — Ed. 



2S Proceedings of the Third General Congress. 

Illinois : Frank B. Tobey, Isaac G. Lombard, Mrs. Alice B. 
Wiles, Edward M. Adams. (Entitled to 4 delegates.) 

District of Columbia : Thomas S. Hopkins, Rev. John L. 
Ewell, Hon. Seth Shepard, Mrs. Julia A. Ford, Mrs. C. F. 
Nesbitt, Mrs. Roxana C. Faunce, Hon. William E. Fuller. 
(Entitled to 7 delegates.) 

Ohio: William H. Doane, Miss Ida F. Doane, Miss Mar- 
guerite T. Doane. (Entitled to 3 delegates.) 

New Jersey : (No report received of present membership. 
No delegates present. Entitled to 3 delegates.) 

Wisconsin: (No report or credentials.) Mrs. James S. Peck 
stated she would be glad to have the names added, but as she 
alone was here her name was added to the list. (Entitled to 3 
delegates.) 

Rhode Island: Prof. Wilfred H. Munro, George C. Night- 
ingale, Prof. Emory P. Russell. (Entitled to 3 delegates.) 

Michigan: Mrs. John B. Howarth, Miss Helen E. Keep. 
(Entitled to 3 delegates.) 

Minnesota : Hon. Wm. D. Washburn, Hon. Samuel R. 
Thayer. (Entitled to 3 delegates.) 

Maine: Hon. John F. Hill, Archie L. Talbot, Henry N. 
Fairbanks. (No delegates or alternates present.* Entitled 
to 3.) 

Moved and seconded that the rules of the last Congress 
govern the present Congress. Rev. John L. Ewell offered an 
amendment that the voting be by individual delegates. The 
Chair decided the motion out of order until the list of delegates 
is read. 

Miss Ives having been reported on two lists, asked to have 
her name left on that of Connecticut only. 

Mr. Miller moved to correct the report, omitting the name 
of Miss Doane from the second of the two states from which 
it appears. Judge Goodrich rose to a point of order that the 
motion of Mr. Miller was out of order, that this Congress has 
no power of the delegates sent or the Societies sending them. 
The Chair decided that a person selected from two separate 
societies is entitled to vote for each society. 

Judge Goodrich moved that the roll of delegates as reported 
be the roll of the Convention so far as they have answered to 
their names. Mr. Bowman offered an amendment that included 
in that roll be the Officers of the General Society. Judge 

* Mr. Philip F. Turner personally handed his credentials as an alternate to 
the Committee on Credentials and the General Board of Assistants has ordered 
his name recorded as present. — Ed. 



Proceedings of the Third General Congress. 29 



sutr- 



Goodrich accepted the amendment and also accepted the 
gestion of Mr. Miller that any who arrive later with credentials 
shall be accepted, seconded. The motion as amended was 
carried. 

The motion to adopt the rules of the last Congress for the 
government of this was renewed, and the amendment that the 
rule in regard to voting be not by states but by individuals also 
was renewed. The question was raised that the voting by 
states or individuals was a question of order to be determined 
by the presiding officer. The Chair decides that the votes must 
be by states and the delegation can cast the full vote of the 
state. Mr. Bowman rose to a point of order that there was a 
motion before the house which had been seconded and amended 
and no presiding officer can rule that it cannot be acted on. 

The motion of Judge Goodrich to receive the report of the 
Committee on Credentials was adopted. 

Mr. Dexter moved that a committee of five be named by the 
Chair which shall be the Committee on Nominations, seconded 
and carried. The Chair appointed as such committee: Hon. 
Charles Francis Adams, of Mass., Prof. Wilfred H. Munro, of 
R. I., Hon. William E. Fuller, of D. C, Walter C. Faxon, of 
Conn., and W r arren C. Crane, of N. Y. Mr. Adams stated that 
he was unable to remain and asked to be excused. Mr. Dexter, 
of Mass., was substituted as a member of the committee. 

The motion to adopt the rules of the last Congress was 
again renewed. Mrs. Wiles inquired if in voting by states one 
state counts as much as another. The Chair answered — No. 
It w r as moved and seconded that a recess be taken of one hour, 
bringing the hour of meeting half -past two. An amendment 
was made that it be until three. A second amendment was 
offered that it be for five minutes. The second amendment 
was put and lost. The first amendment was put and lost. 
The Chair decided the motion for recess not carried. The 
Chair then put the question for the adoption of the rules of 
the last Congress, which was carried. 

On motion an adjournment was taken until 2 : 30. 

The Congress resumed its session at 3 : 15 p.m. 

The Chair announced that he had been asked what his rul- 
ing was on the voting of delegations, and said : "The voting in 
the Congress shall be by State Societies in the order of their 
organization, the delegates present being entitled to cast the 
full vote to which their society is entitled, each delegate being 
allowed his individual vote and the fractional part of the state." 

Surgeon General called and no report. 



30 Proceedings of the Third General Congress. 

Captain General called and no report. 

Judge Shepard, Chairman of Committee on Amendments 
to the Constitution, reported they were unable at this time to 
make a satisfactory report. Moved that the report be accepted 
and the Chair appoint another committee, that can get together 
to act, so that the next General Congress can act upon the 
amendments. Judge Shepard suggested that the subject be 
referred to the General Board of Assistants. Judge Goodrich 
moved that this Congress take a recess at five o'clock, this 
afternoon until ten o'clock on Monday morning. Seconded by 
Mr. Hopkins. Mr. Miller announced he must leave this after- 
noon. The motion of Judge Goodrich to take recess at five p.m. 
until Monday was then put and carried. 

The Committee on Resolutions, through Judge Goodrich, 
its Chairman, reported : 

Resolved, That the thanks of this Society be extended to 
the Church of the Pilgrimage for the use of its church edifice 
during the session of this Congress ; also 

Resolved, That the thanks of the Society of Mayflower 
Descendants be extended to the Secretary of the Navy, The 
Hon. William H. Moody, in appreciation of his courtesy in send- 
ing the U.S.S. Mayflower to attend upon the Congress of this 
Society. 

The report was received and the resolutions were adopted. 

The Secretary, under the head of communications, stated 
that every one who was at the Congress three years ago un- 
doubtedly remembers the charming manner in which the presid- 
ing officer won the hearts of every member of the Society who 
was present at that time. This communication comes from the 
Society in the State of Illinois. 

Josiah Lewis Lombard, of Chicago, Deputy Governor General of the 
General Society of Mayflower Descendants, and a member of the Society 
of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Illinois, departed this life at 
Pasadena, California, April 7, 1932. 

In the passing away of Josiah Lewis Lombard this Society has lost one 
of the earliest, wisest and most faithful of its members. He was with us 
from the beginning. At every meeting his voice was heard, and at every 
election he was chosen to till one of our highest offices. He gave us the 
best of his time and thought. He was an habitual attendant at the meet- 
ings, where his presence was helpful and inspiring. It could not be other- 
wise. Both from inheritance and from choice he was a true, loyal son of 
the Pilgrims. 

He was born at Truro, and for eight generations from the landing of 
the Mayflower the members of his ancestral line lived, labored and died 
within sight and hailing distance of the very spot where that landing was 
made. 



Proceedings of the Third General Congress. 3 1 

The path of the early Pilgrims on their first excursion into the country 
was all familiar ground to him. Along that path his youthful feet had often 
trod. He often knelt at the spring where the early Pilgrims first quenched 
their thirst, and after three centuries was accustomed to drink of its spar- 
kling waters. When he reached maturity and lived far from the scenes of 
his youth, his love for those scenes never faltered. He still maintained his 
summer home at Truro. In September, 1898, he entertained at that 
Pilgrim home the entire Mayflower membership. Afterwards he purchased 
the site of the Pilgrim spring, and had it properly marked and then pre- 
sented it to this Society to be held and cared for by them in perpetual 
trust. 

Mr. Lombard was indeed a loyal, faithful officer and member of this 
Society. 

We cherish his memory. We mourn his loss and now place upon our 
record this tribute to one who was very dear to us all. 

(Signed) Walter Morton Howland, 
Victor Clifton Alderson, 
Ida Tucker Morris, 

Committee. 

It was moved that this communication be spread in full on 
the minutes of this CongTess. The motion was seconded and 
it was carried unanimously. 

The Secretary then read a communication and circular from 
the Cape Cod Pilgrim Memorial Association. Mr. Hopkins 
moved that the object be approved and the communication 
laid on the table. Seconded and carried. 

Mr. Leach moved to take the consideration of the question 
as to the number of Deputy Governors General from the Com- 
mittee on Amendments. Mr. Hopkins objected and the motion 
was withdrawn. 

At the request of the Chair Mr. Hopkins made an address 
inviting the members to come to Washington. 

Mr. M. W. Greene suggested that a photographer was in 
attendance and anxious to take the Congress. The members 
of the Congress arose and the flashlight was taken. 

The Secretary made the announcement that the U.S.S. 
Mayflower by order of the Secretary of the Navy was now in 
the bay, where the old Mayflower lay, and read the correspond- 
ence with Gen. Leonard Wood, Judge Goodrich and Secretary 
Moody. An invitation was extended to all the members and 
their friends to visit the vessel, on any of the three days ; 
launches would take those who desired from the Hotel Pilgrim 
beach, free of charge. 

On motion duly seconded Mr. Doane was appointed to 
wait upon the Committee on Nominations, and notify them 
that this body was waiting for their report. 



32 Proceedings of the Third General Congress. 

Mr. Dexter for the Committee on Nominations reported : 
For Governor General, Hon. Charles Francis Adams, LL.D., 
of Massachusetts ; For Deputy Governors General, Richard 
Henry Greene, of New York, Charles Edward Gross, of Con- 
necticut, Francis Olcott Allen, of Pennsylvania, James Nevins 
Hyde, of Illinois, William Lowrey Marsh, of District of Colum- 
bia, William Howard Doane, of Ohio, Rev. Charles Augustus 
Brewster, of New Jersey, John W. P. Lombard, of Wisconsin, 
George Corlis Nightingale, of Rhode Island, Joseph Sumner 
Rogers, of Michigan, Hon. William Drew Washburn, of Min- 
nesota ; For Secretary General, Ashbel Parmalee Fitch, Jr., of 
New York ; For Treasurer General, James Mauran Rhodes, of 
Pennsylvania ; For Historian General, George Ernest Bowman, 
of Massachusetts ; For Elder General, Rev. John Louis Ewell, 
of District of Columbia ; For Captain General, Myles Stand- 
ish, M.D., of Massachusetts; For Surgeon General, Abiel 
Ward Nelson, M.D., of Connecticut; For Assistants General, 
Howland Davis, of New York, Hon. Samuel R. Thayer, of 
Minnesota, Prof. Wilfred H. Munro, of Rhode Island, Theo- 
dore S. Lazell, of Massachusetts, Hon. William Waldo Hyde, 
of Connecticut, Walter Morton Howland, of Illinois, George 
Champlin Mason, of Pennsylvania. 

All of the above were recommended by the committee, the 
nomination for Historian General was by a vote of four to one, 
the vote in committee for the others was unanimous. 

Judge Goodrich moved that the Secretary General be in- 
structed to cast one ballot for the persons named. The Secre- 
tary : As his name is on the ticket, the Secretary General must 
decline. Judge Goodrich was directed to cast the ballot for the 
names reported. Judge Goodrich cast the ballot and announced 
the result. 

Dr. Standish moved that the Committee on Amendments 
be instructed to report a Deputy Governor General for each 
State Society as now elected, seconded and carried. 

Dr. Standish : I now move that the date on which the 
Congress be held shall be the sixth of September, with the 
provision if the date falls on Sunday the Congress be held on 
the following day. Seconded and carried. 

Mr. Doane moved that the amendments be referred to the 
Committee to report to a special Congress to be held one year 
from now. Seconded. At the suggestion of Mr. Hopkins the 
Chair asked the delegates to stand who intend to remain until 
Monday. The Secretary counted twenty-eight. Mrs. McCart- 
ney moved and it was seconded to lay the motion of Mr. Doane 



Proceedings of tJie Third General Congress. 33 

on the table. The point of order was made that having resolved 
to take a recess until 10 : 30 a.m., Monday, it was necessary to 
vote to reconsider. The Chair decided that laying this motion 
on the table leaves the matter as it was before for this commit- 
tee to report on Monday. The Chair called for a rising vote on 
the question to lay upon the table. The motion was carried by 
a vote of thirty in favor and four opposed. 

A motion to adjourn was made. 

Mr. M. W. Greene stated that the delegates from Michigan 
had asked him to present this communication, which reads : The 
nominee of the Michigan State Society of Mayflower Descend- 
ants for Deputy Governor General is Mr. Paul Doty, of Detroit. 
(Signed) Fanny Child Howarth (Mrs. J. B.), Helen E. Keep. 

Mr. Dexter asked to be allowed to amend his report by sub- 
stituting the name of Paul A. L. Doty for Mr. Rogers, as. 
Deputy Governor General. Air. Bowman inquired who this Mr. 
Rogers is ? The Secretary replied that Joseph S. Rogers was: 
dead, and no one had been named as Deputy Governor General 
for Maine, Hon. John Fremont Hill, the Governor, was sug- 
gested. Mr. Dexter : I also beg to offer the name of John 
Fremont Hill, of Maine. Mr. Bowman moved that the Chair- 
man of the Committee be instructed to cast one ballot for these 
two gentlemen. Carried. Mr. Dexter cast the ballot and an- 
nounced that they were elected. 

Announcement was made of the banquet at 6 p.m. to be 
given by the New York Society to the General Officers. 

On motion the Congress adjourned to Monday at 10 : 30 a.m. 

Richard Henry Greene. 



Secretary. 



Second Session. 



Church of the Pilgrimage, Plymouth, Mass., Monday, 
September 7, 1903. 

The Congress assembled at 10: 30 a.m. and in the absence 
of the last presiding officer was called to order by Mr. R. H. 
Greene, of New York. 

Judge Goodrich moved that Mr. Greene take the chair as 
senior Deputy Governor General, and that Dr. Standish be 
elected Secretary pro tern. The motion was seconded and 
carried. 

Judge Goodrich gave notice that the First Church would 
be open until half-past eleven o'clock for the inspection of the 



34 Proceedings of the Third General Congress. 

window presented by the New York Society of Mayflower 
Descendants. All welcome. 

Judge Shepard presented the report of the Committee on 
Constitutional Amendments. Mr. Crane moved that the report 
of the committee be received, the motion was seconded. 

Judge Goodrich moved to amend by inserting the resolution 
adopted in regard to voting at the meetings of the Congress, 
seconded by Mr. Doane. Judge Goodrich explained that the 
insertion proposed occurred in Article X, after the words 
"Each State Society shall have" — "on all questions before 
the Congress." The amendment of Judge Goodrich was 
claimed by Mrs. Wiles and Judge Shepard to be outside of 
the work of the committee. The Chair ruled that the com- 
mittee appointed by the former Congress had never been dis- 
charged, but had been increased and consequently it opened 
the door to the matter. The motion was taken on Judge 
Goodrich's amendment which was carried unanimously. Mr. 
Crane's motion as thus amended was then put and carried 
unanimously. 

Moved by Dr. Standish, seconded by Mr. Bowman : Re- 
solved, That the thanks of the Society of Mayflower Descend- 
ants are hereby extended to Mr. Richard Henry Greene, the 
retiring Secretary General, for his enthusiastic labors and great 
interest in the welfare of the Society. 

Mrs. J. S. Peck asked that it might be a rising vote. The 
Secretary put the question and announced : It seems to be a 
unanimous vote, and it is carried unanimously. The Chairman 
responded. 

Mr. Holden offered the following resolution which was 
seconded : Resolved, That the entire Constitution and By-Laws 
of this Society, as amended, and the records of this Congress be 
printed in the January, 1904, number of the Mayflower 
Descendant, and a copy thereof be sent to each member of the 
General Society ; that the sum of $200 be paid by the Treas- 
urer General to the Massachusetts Society for that purpose. 
The resolution was adopted. v 

Mrs. Wiles moved and Judge Goodrich seconded the motion, 
that the Secretary General be directed to print 3500 copies, in 
book form, of the Constitution and By-Laws for distribution to 
the members of the General Society. This being an amend- 
ment was put and carried. The resolution of Mr. Holden as 
amended was then put and carried. 

The Secretarv General was authorized to pay all the bills of 
the Congress, and include the sexton of the church. 



9 



Proceedings of the Third General Congress. 35 

Judge Goodrich moved, and it was seconded : Resolved, 
That the thanks of the Society be extended tp Mr. William L. 
Marsh, the presiding officer of the Congress, for the able and 
impartial manner in which he has discharged the duties of his 
position. The Chairman asked for a rising vote, and the resolu- 
tion was unanimously adopted. 

Mr. Bowman moved a vote of thanks to all the retiring offi- 
cers. The Secretary asked for a rising vote, and having put 
the question announced it was carried unanimously. 

Mr. M. W. Greene offered the following which was sec- 
onded : Resolved, That the thanks of this Congress be and are 
hereby extended to Rev. Ozora S. Davis, of Newton ville, Mass., 
for his discourse on Pastor John Robinson, before the Congress ; 
and to Rev. Robert Collyer for his able address on Sabbath 
evening ; and also to the Rev. D. Melancthon James, Pastor of 
the Church of the Pilgrimage, for his courtesy and attention 
during our sessions. Carried. 

Mr. Faxon moved that the Secretary General be requested 
to communicate with the Rev. Mr. Davis, and that he request a 
copy of the discourse for the archives of the Society. Seconded 
and carried. 

On motion of Judge Goodrich which was seconded the 
session of the Third General Congress adjourned 12 m., 
September 7th., 1903. 

19£*704GM S standish, 

Secretary pro tern. 

Constitution.* 

Article I. The name of this Society shall be the General 
Society of Mayflower Descendants. 

Article II. The object of this Society is to promote the 
interests that are common to ail the State Societies of May- 
flower Descendants, which can best be served by a federal body, 
and more especially to secure united effort to discover and pub- 
lish original matter in regard to the Pilgrims, together with 
existing data known only to antiquarians, and to authenticate, 
preserve and mark historic spots made memorable by Pilgrim 
association, thus honoring our epoch-making sires. 

Article III. All persons over eighteen years of age who 
are descended from a passenger on the Mayflower, on the 
voyage which terminated at Plymouth, New England, in Decem- 
ber, 1620, shall be eligible to membership. 

* As amended. 



36 Proceedings of the Third General Congress. 

Every application for membership in this Society shall be 
made on a preliminary application blank provided by the 
Society. Such application shall bear the autograph signatures 
of the candidate and of two members of this Society, who shall 
vouch for the applicant. 

After the preliminary application has been approved the 
pedigree papers shall be issued. If the pedigree papers are not 
filled out in duplicate and filed with the Society within six 
months after the approval of the preliminary application, such 
approval shall become void. 

No person shall be a member of the General Society who is 
not a member in good standing of a State Society. 

Article IV. The General Society of Mayflower Descend- 
ants shall consist of the State Societies now existing and such 
other State Societies as may from time to time be duly organ- 
ized under the authority of the General Society. 

Whenever the word " State " occurs in the Constitution or 
By-Laws of this Society, it shall be held to include within its 
meaning the District of Columbia, the Territories and the 
Dependencies of the United States, or any foreign country. 

Article V. The officers of the General Society of May- 
flower Descendants shall be a Governor General, a Deputy 
Governor General for each State Society, a Secretary General, 
a Treasurer General, a Historian General, an Elder General, a 
Captain General, a Surgeon General, seven Assistants General. 

These officers shall constitute the General Board of Assist- 
ants. 

With the exception of the Deputy Governors General, the 
General Officers shall be elected by a plurality vote of the dele- 
gates present at a regular meeting of the General Congress. 

Each Deputy Governor General shall be elected by a plural- 
ity vote of the delegates representing the State Society from 
which such Deputy Governor General is to be chosen who are 
present at a regular meeting of the General Congress. 

Vacancies occasioned by death or resignation may be filled 
by the General Board of Assistants for the unexpired term. 

The General Officers shall serve until the next regular meet- 
ing of the General Congress, or until their successors shall have 
been elected and qualified. 

Article VI. Section 1. The Government of the Society 
shall be vested in a General Congress. 

Section 2. When the General Congress is not in session, 
the Board of Assistants shall have all the powers and authority 
of the General Congress, and shall report all action taken by 



Proceedi?igs of the Third General Congress. 37 

them, to the next Congress. Except that the Board of Assist- 
ants shall have no power to amend this Constitution, or such 
By-Laws as the General Congress may adopt. 

Section 3. The General Congress shall consist of the 
Officers of the General Society of Mayflower Descendants and 
Delegates from the State Societies, each State Society being 
entitled to one Delegate for every twenty members or majority 
fraction thereof. 

Each organized State Society shall be entitled to at least 
three Delegates. 

Section 4. The General Congress and the Board of Assist- 
ants shall have authority in all strictly national questions, and in 
all such matters as may be referred to them by the State 
Societies. 

Section 5. The regular meetings of the General Congress 
shall be held at Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1906, and every 
third year thereafter, on the sixth day of September, or on the 
following day when the sixth falls on Sunday. 

Special sessions of the General Congress may be ordered by 
vote of the General Board of Assistants, and shall be called 
upon the vote of four State Societies. 

The call for a special session of the General Congress shall 
be issued at least five months in advance, and no business except 
that specifically stated in the call shall be considered. 

Section 6. At all meetings of the General Congress the 
order of business shall be : 

First. The calling of the General Congress to order by the 
Governor General. 

Secondly. Prayer by the Eider General. 

Thirdly. Reading of the Minutes of the last General 
Congress. 

Fourthly. Report from the Secretary General. 

Fifthly. Report from the Treasurer General. 

Sixthly. Report from the Historian General. 

Seventhly. Report from the General Board of Assistants. 

Eighthly. Reports from Committees. 

Ninthly. Reports from State Societies. 

Tenthly. Unfinished Business. 

Eleventhly. New Business. 

Twelfthly. Election of Officers. 

Thirteenthly. Benediction by the Elder General. 

The Minutes of each General Congress shall be read and 
approved before its final adjournment, and a printed copy of 
said Minutes shall be sent by the Secretary General to each 



38 Proceedings of the Third General Congress. 

General Officer and to the Secretary of each State Society 
within one month. 

Article VII. Section i. The General Board of Assistants 
may at any time authorize the formation of a Society of May- 
flower Descendants in any State, whenever twenty members 
residing in such State, who are in good standing in their 
respective State Societies, shall sign a request for a charter for 
such Society and file it with the Secretary General. 

The standing of each person whose name appears on the 
petition shall be certified by the Secretary of his State Society. 

If the applicants to whom a charter may be granted do not 
meet and organize a State Society within three months after 
the granting of the charter, such grant shall become void. 

Section 2. After the formation of a Society of Mayflower 
Descendants in any State, all persons residing in such State 
desiring to join the Society of Mayflower Descendants shall do 
so through the local State Society. After having joined such 
State Society, however, a member may join any other State 
Society. 

Section 3. All State Societies shall have authority to form 
their own Constitutions and By-Laws, which, however, shall not 
be in any respect inconsistent with the Constitution of the 
General Society. 

Section 4. Each State Society shall pay to the General 
Society, on the first day of January in each year, a per capita 
assessment of twenty-five cents, and no other assessment shall 
be levied except at a regular session of the General Congress 
and by a two-thirds vote of all the State Societies composing 
the General Society, such vote being taken by States. 

Any special assessment shall be on a per capita basis. 

No fees, except the regular entrance fee and annual dues, 
shall be charged by the General Society, or by any State 
Society, for the filing of any pedigree papers, original or 
supplemental. 

Section 5. Each State Society shall annually transmit to 
the Secretary General a statement giving the number of its 
members and any matters of interest in its history ; also making 
any suggestions which it may deem profitable for the Society to 
consider. 

Section 6. Each State Society shall file with the Historian 
General a duplicate of the application of each person admitted 
as a member of the Society. 

Section 7. Should any pedigree paper at any time appear 
to the Historian General to be deficient, he shall notify the 



Proceedings of the Third General Congress. 39 

Society from which it was received, and, 
if the pedigree has not been verified in the meantime, shall 
report the case at the next meeting of the General Board of 
Assistants for their decision. 

Article VIII. Section 1. The Seal of the Society shall 
contain a representation of a sailing vessel of the Seventeenth 
Century, and around it the name of the Society, and the words 
" 1620 Plymouth 1897." 

Section 2. All State Societies shall adopt this Seal, with 
the words "Plymouth 1620" and the name of their own State 
and the year of their organization. 

Article IX. Section 1. There shall be a certificate, 
insignia, rosette and flag, selected and approved by the General 
Society. 

Section 2. These shall be the same for all the State 
Societies, the certificates being issued by the officers of the 
General Society and countersigned by the officers of the State 
Society. 

Article X. Any proposed amendment to this Constitution 
must be submitted in writing by vote of a State Society to the 
Secretary General of the General Society at least six months 
before the session of the General Congress at which such 
amendment is to be considered ; and the Secretary General 
shall mail a printed copy of all proposed amendments to the 
Secretary of each State Society at least five months before such 
session. 

A two-thirds vote at a regular session of the General Con- 
gress shall be required for the adoption of any amendment, such 
vote to be taken by States. Each State Society shall have on 
all questions before the Congress one vote for each Delegate 
to which it is entitled ; and the delegates present shall cast the 
entire vote of such State Society. Each Delegate shall be 
entitled to cast his proportional part of the entire vote of the 
Society which he represents. Provided, however, that in 
addition to the votes of the State Societies each officer of the 
General Society shall be entitled to cast one vote. 

By-Laws.* 

Article I. Section r. Meetings of the General Board of 
Assistants may be called by the Governor Genera!, and shall be 
called upon the written request of three of its members. Meet- 
ings shall be held at least once in each year, and notice of each 

* As amended. 



40 Proceedings of tlie Third General Congress. 

meeting shall be given one month in advance and shall state the 
object of the meeting-. The Secretary General shall also send 
the notice of each meeting to the Secretary of each State 
Society. 

Section 2. A majority of the members elected as delegates 
shall constitute a quorum of the General Congress for the trans- 
action of business. At all meetings of the Board of Assistants 
five members shall constitute a quorum. 

Article II. Section i. It shall be the duty of the Gov- 
ernor General to preside at all meetings of the General Con- 
gress and the Board of Assistants, and perform such other 
duties as pertain to the chief officer of an organization. 

Section 2. It shall be the duty of the Deputy Governor 
General designated by the Board of Assistants, to exercise all 
the functions of the office of Governor General during his 
absence or disability. 

Section 3. The Captain General shall carry out all orders 
of the Governor General or the General Congress, and act as 
Marshal at parades and on occasions of ceremony. 

Section 4. It shall be the duty of the Elder General to 
officiate, when called upon, at any meeting of the General Con- 
gress or Society. He shall have been ordained as an elder, 
bishop, minister or deacon of a Christian church. 

Section 5. It shall be the duty of the Secretary General 
to record the proceedings of the General Congress and General 
Board of Assistants ; to notify members of the General Board 
of Assistants of all meetings to be held ; to transmit whatever 
notices and communications may be required by order of the 
General Congress, General Board of Assistants, or Governor 
General, and to perform all duties usually appertaining to such 
office. 

He shall be the keeper of the Seal of the General Society. 

Section 6. It shall be the duty of the Treasurer General 
to collect and take charge of all funds belonging to the General 
Society ; to keep suitable books of account ; to make all neces- 
sary disbursements upon approval of the Finance Committee, 
and to report the condition of the treasury at all meetings of the 
General Board of Assistants. 

He shall have charge of all the insignia and rosettes of the 
Society, and dispose of them to the members at the prices fixed 
by the General Board of Assistants. 

Section 7. The Historian General shall examine and report 
upon the pedigree papers, both original and supplemental, of all 
persons admitted as members of the Society ; shall keep a com- 



The Mayflower Song. 41 

plete list of the members and of all lines of descent filed by 
them ; shall have charge of the issuing of certificates of mem- 
bership and pedigree papers ; and shall keep a record of all 
celebrations of the General Society and file all historical docu- 
ments and papers, and do any other work assigned him by the 
General Board of Assistants. 

Section 8. The Surgeon General shall have been duly 
admitted to the practice of medicine. He shall be under the 
orders of the Governor General and Board of Assistants. 

Article III. The General Board of Assistants shall have 
general charge and direction of the affairs of the Society. 
They may fill vacancies among the officers for unexpired terms. 
They may appoint any or all of the following standing Commit- 
tees : Publication, Finance, Entertainment, Exercises, and Room 
and Property. 

The General Board of Assistants may fill vacancies occur- 
ring in committees. All committees appointed shall make 
reports through their Chairman to each meeting of the General 
Board of Assistants. 

Article IV. Amendments, alterations and additions to these 
By-Laws shall be made in the same manner as amendments and 
' changes of the Constitution. 

Any section of these By-Laws may be suspended for a 
special purpose at any time, by a unanimous vote of the mem- 
bers present at a meeting of the General Congress. 

: 



THE MAYFLOWER SONG- 

The words and music of "The Mayflower Song," printed on 
the next two pages, were composed expressly for the Second 
General Congress of the Society of Mayflower Descendants, 
which was held at Plymouth, Mass., on Saturday, September 15, 
1900, and the song was reprinted for the Congress of 1903. 

The words are by Mr. Richard H. Greene, of the New York 
Society, and the music by the well known composer, Mr. W. 
Howard Doane, who is a member of the Ohio Society. 



42 



The Mayflower So?i± 



The Mayflower Song. 



Richard H. Greenk. 



— zi-^ - * — 4g~r-g-ag-y . ■■ ■ » *— i-# — ' # i -« — «-?-* 



rtHi 



1. When the lit - tie pilgrim baud Left their home and native land, 

2. On the sea as on the land They couldfeel His guiding hand, 

3. On this bar-ren coast at last, All the o - cean per- ils past, 



§i«to 



1 UTLr*__JE • 




And the Mayflow'r sails were trnst-ing - ly nn - furled, . 
And they knew His eye would lead them ev - er - more;.. 
With a wil - der - ness a-round them to sub - due;. . . 



-e- U | jgj ^t- n — -fc-&-»-!-| 



Thro' their toils on land and sea, God was leading them to be 
When the waves were rollinghigh, And the winds their ship would try, 
They still trust-ed in His might, In each turn to guide them right, 







— # _ — # zd_ # _- — ; — ;-^ — j — *_^ — a — ,__ — # — j_- — i 



His own chos - en ones to lead and bless the world. 
They could trust His strength to bring them to the shore. 
And the pil - grim band thus met each tri - al new. 

^^_ii— #-i — *— .— #— * — •— » — w-± ? — -— * — t-^ ' ■ 

** ; j!- J -v •— ? g — ? ?— v— J-Us=i 



The Mayflower Song. 



43 



The Mayflower Song.— Concluded. 

Chobtjs. 




C #- T •- 



When they sailed from England's strand, 



¥ 






"When they eail'd from England's strand, England's Etrand, 

h 4 




y> 



Leav-ing home. 



and na - tive land, 



* 






-0 *_i 

-> 

v — > — 






Lea v • in g home and na - tive land, na- tive land, 

\ 3 /TA 



V 



"~? r • — i - 

Here they sought. 



■±5r?l 






a for- eign shore, 






* -~ 9 — *? — I — »— g—f — » ZZYZ- ~~ — 9 * I 

"-t- 5 2 — ; ■ 



Here they sought a for - eign shore, for - eign shore, 



il-Jr" 



— «,_. — *_ tzj__ — , — ,__ — , — £4 — # _ j- - — a — j__ — S3 



Where in peace their hearts couid wor- ship ev - er - more. 
1 £=£ Zg=±yZ=^ , ^_? $_/ J 



1 



I 

Copyright, ijoc, by W, H. Doasc. 

4 Now their labor's at an end, 

In their place we stand to-day, 
May we ever prize the triumphs here they wrought; 

May our Father's God still send 

Strength to be as brave as they, 
Ever faithful to the truth the Pilgrims taught.— Cho. 



44 BenjamitP Bartlett" s Will and Inventory. 



BENJAMIN 3 BART-LETT'S WILL AND INVENTORY.* 

Transcribed from the Original Records, 
By George Ernest Bowman. 

Benjamin 3 Bartlett, the son of Robert Bartlett and Mary 2 
Warren {Richard 1 ), was three times married. His first wife 
was Susanna, daughter of John and Sarah (Carey) Jenney ; 
his second was Sarah 3 Brewster (Love 2 , William 1 ) ; and his 

third, who survived him, was Cecilia . The maiden name 

of the third wife has not been discovered. 

Benjamin Bartlett made his will 21 August, 1691, and his 
inventory was taken just one week later, 28 August, 169 1, 
therefore he must have died between these dates. The will 
and inventory are recorded in the Plymouth County Probate 
Records, Volume I, pages 113 to 115, and page 135. None 
of the original documents are now in the files. 



[Benjamin Bartlett's Will.] 

[p. 113] I Benjamin Bartlet of Duxborough in the County of 
Plimouth Being weak of Body but of Sound mind and memory 
Praysed be God Do make and ordain this my last Will and 
Testament in maner and forme following first I Commit my 
Soul into the hands of Almighty God And my Body to Decent 
Burial when it shall please God to take me home In Sure and 
Sertain hope of a joy full Resurrection unto Eternall Glory 
through the precious merrits of our Lord Jesus Christ. And 
for the Disposal! of my outward Estate which God hath Gra- 
ciously Given me my mind and Will is that it shall be Bestowed 
in such maner as in this my Last Will and Testament is set 
Downe : first whereas when I Married this my Present Wife 
Sissilla I Promised her to Give her forty pound in Case she 
should Survive me, and she had a Writing thereof before our 
Marriage which she Did accept of and agree to as her joyn- 
ture in full Satisfaction of her Dower of and into all my 
Estate : Now my Will is that the said forty pounds shall be 
Duly paid her in convenent time after my Decease And 

* Printed in full at the request of a liberal contributor to the Colonial 
Research Fund. 



BcnjamuP Bart let? s Will and Inventory. 45 

that twenty pounds thereof Shall be paid in money and the 
other twenty pounds out of my Stock And moreover I Give 
her the Bed We usually lye upon with all the furniture there- 
unto belonging as it now is and one pair of sheets more that is 
to say two pair in all . and also the vallue of forty Shillings in 
houshold Goods. And also She Shall have the Chamber over 
my Bigges Roome to Dwell in for her own personal use Dur- 
ing her Widdowhoode and priviledge of putting her Cattel 
into the Pasture where my Son shall put his into the same 
whilst she shall Dwell here. And for the Disposall of my 
Estate amongst my Children my mind and Will is that my. 
Eldest Son Shall have a Double Portion of all my Estate both 
Real and Personall with what he hath already had of my 
Estate. And all my other Children Single & Equall shares 
thereof. And what my son Samuel hath already had to be 
Reckoned as part of his portion or share thereof. 

Item I Give and Bequeath All the ffarme I now live upon 
with all the appurtenances thereunto belonging unto my Eldest 
Son Benjamin and the heires of his Body Lawfully Begotten 
for ever. Item : I have already Given unto my son Samuel 
and Do hereby Confirm unto him and his heires All the ffarme 
he now liveth on Which was Sometime the Lands of his ffather 
in law Pabody. And also I Give to him and his heires one 
third part of the meadow I bought of John Soul at Salthouse 
Beach. Item . I Give and bequeath unto my son Ebenezer 
and his heires for ever all my Lands Lying at Little Compton 
alias Succonett 

Item I Give and Bequeath unto my son Ichabod and his 
heires forever All my Lands in the Township of Middleborough. 
And I leave all my Lands at Rochester to Descend to my son 
Benjamin and his heires. Item I Give and Bequeath unto my 
Daughter Rebecka Bradford All my Lands at North hill where 
my son Benjamin now Liveth and two thirds of the meadow 
I bought of John Soul at Salthouse Beach to her for life and 
at her decease I Give the same Lands and meadows to her two 
Daughters Alice and Sarah which she had by William Bradford 
and to their Severall heires forever. Item my Will is that all 
the lands aforementioned in this my Will Shall be Duly and 
Equally Prised and valued and if what I have Given and left 
to my Son Benjamin Shall be more of value than a Double 
portion of all my Estate after my Debts and what I have Given 
to my Wife shall be taken out of it then he shall pay the over 
plus back to my Estate and if it shall be less then it shall be 
made up to him a Double portion out of my moveables. And 



46 Benjamin* Bartlett's Will and Inventory. 

in like maner if what I have hereby mentioned and Given to 
my other Children shall fall Short of a Single share or portion 
Shall be made up out of my moveables and if it shall be more 
of value than a Single [p. 114] Single share he or they shall 
pay Back in like maner And I nominate and appoint my two 
Sons Benjamin and Samuel Executors of this my last Will and 
Testament Injoyning them to take the advice of my overseers 
in the Execution of this my Will and Request my Loving 
Brother Joseph Bartlett & William Brewster and my Lov- 
ing friend Cap* 1 Nathanael Thomas of Marshfield to be Over- 
seers to advise my Executors in the Execution of this my will 
In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal 
the twenty first Day of August 1691 Item my two younger 
Sons Shall have Each of them a Bed my wife hath Spun for 
them over & above their shares. 

Signed Sealed and Declared Benjamin B : Bartlet his mark 
by the abovesaid to be his and Seal (seal) 

Last Will and Testament 
In presence of us 
Nathanael Thomas 
John Wadsworth 
Hannah Sturtevan* 

This written in y e margin of y e will 

Item I Give and Bequeath unto my Indian Servant Roben 
and his wife twenty shillings a peece Item I Give and bequeath 
unto Sarah Covel forty shillings out of my moveables. And 
that my Wife her Aunt shall Receive and Dispose of it for her : 
Item I Give unto Lidia Andrews the five pounds her father 
John Andrews oweth me. 

These legacies in the margin were Added at the same time 
by his order after he had Sealed and Declared his will : 

pr N Thomas M re Sturtevant present 

Cap* Nathanael Thomas and John Wadsworth two of the 
witnesses here named Made oath before y e County Court at 
Plimouth September 15 th : 1691 that they were present & Saw 
y e above named Benjamin Bartlet sign Seal & heard him declare 
the above written to be his last will & Testament & that to y e 
best of their judgment he was of Sound memory & understand- 
ing when he so did. 

Attest : Sam' 1 Sprague Cler 



Benjamin* Bartlet? s Will and Inventory. 



47 



[Benjamin Bartletts Inventory.] 

An Inventory of the Goods Chattels and Credits of Benjamin 
Bartlet late of Duxborough Deceased taken by us whose names are 
hereto Subscribed y e 2S th day of August An Domini 1691 : 

£ s d 
Imp's To Purse and Apparrel twenty seven pounds 13 

shillings 
Item To Bedding and Bedsteads linnen &c 29-^ 1 

shillings 
To Chests Trunks Tables fourms and Chayrs 7^ 13 s 
To Wooll Yarns fflax hemp and tow 7- 7 s 9 d 
To Corne thrashed and in the Straw hay &c 4^ 5 s g d 
To Armes and Amunition 4^ 7 s o d 



27 13 



29 


18 


00 


07 


l 3 


00 


07 


07 


09 


04 


05 


09 


04 


07 


00 



To Iron Brass and Pewter 9^ 14 s 8 d 
To vessels in the house viz 1 Tinnel Stone and 
Wooden ware Earthen ware Spining wheels 
Cards mallassus Cheese & Oyle five pound 
one shilling n d 
To Cartwheels yoaks chains horse Geers axes hoes } 
Spad Sithe Sickles Grindingstone a Saddle and >- 
Pillion & old Iron &c ) 

[p. 115] To a Canoo : and part of a net a set of) 
Coopers tooles Boards Cask both new and old >• 
Coopers Stuff &c ) 

To Cattell horse kind Sheep Bees Geece and Turkeys 
To half a shallop which John Morton is mast r of 24^ 
To half a shallop which Ephraim Cole is Mast r of 35^ 
To a third of a shallop which Isaac Lobdell is M r of 
To Swine five pounds and sixteen shillings 
To a Small boared Gun at 12 s & a tenant saw 2 s 

Sum 
To Debts due to y e Estate twenty one pound & nine 

shillings 
To the Earnings of y e shallops with y e Barrels 27^ 8 s 5 d 
To things brought to light since the first aprisement 



09 14 08 



05 



09 12 06 



07 19 06 

54 07 °° 

24 00 00 

35 °° °° 

17 00 00 

05 16 00 

00 14 00 

2^0 10 01 



21 09 00 

27 08 05 
03 15 00 
John Soul 
John Nelson 
Benjamin Bartlet and Sam 1 Bartlet made oath before y e County 
Court at Plimouth march 16 th 169^- that y e above written is a true 
Inventory of y e Goods chattels and Credits of their late ffather 
Benjamin Bartlet deceased so far as they know & y l when more shall 
be discovered to them they will make it known 

Attest Sam' 1 Sprague Cler 

An Inventory of the lands of Benjamin Bartlet late of Dux- 
borough deceased taken by us whose names are Subscribed, y* 29 th 
day of October 1691 



48 



Benjamin* Bartlet? s Will and Inventory. 



Imp r To the farme he dwelt upon with y e appurte- 
nances at one hundred and forty pounds 
Item to one share of land in Rochester at £50 
To all y e lands in Succonet alias Little Compton w ch 
he formerly Gave to his son Sam 1 Bartlet at 

to one third part of y e meadow at Salt house Beach \ 

which he gave to Sam' 1 Bartlet at $£ \ 

To all his Right of y e lands in the Township of Mid- > 

J 



dleborough at $$£ 

is lands at North hill together w th y e Barren hils 

and one ten acre lot on y e westward side of 



North hill marsh with y e housing &: other ap- 
purtenances at 
to two thirds of his meadow at Salt house Beach w ch ~) 
is Given with North hill at 10^ $ 

John 
Willi 
John 
John 



140 00 00 
050 00 00 

050 00 00 

005 00 00 
055 00 00 

080 00 00 

010 00 00 

Wadsworth 
am Brewster 
Soul 
Nelson 



we whose names are under w r ritten Being Requested to prize 
certaine percels of lands lying at Succonet alias Little Compton 
Estemat as followeth 

one fifty acre lot or the half of two fifty acre lots 050 00 00 

one eighteen acre lot at 024 00 00 

one ten acre lot at 006 00 00 

The undivided & unpurchassed land at 005 00 00 

Octob r 23 : 1 69 1 : Joseph Church 

William Pabody 

Entered and Recorded March 21 th 169^ pr Sam 1 Sprague Recorder 



[Receipt of the Widow.] 

[p. 135] These presents witnesseth that I Sicillia Bartlet wid- 
dow y e Relict of Benjamin Bartlet late of Duxborough Deceased 
have this first day of September 1691 Received of Benjamin 
Bartlet Executo r of the last Will and Testament of my s d Hus- 
band twenty pounds in money two oxen four Cows four sheepe 
an hive of Bees and fifteen shillings in Swine for and in Con- 
sideration of my Due or joynture agreed to be Given me out 
of the estate of my said Husband by a writing made before 
our marriage which aforesaid money and Stock I have Received 
for the forty pounds mentioned in the said writing and Do 
hereby acknowledge the Receipt there of & thereof and of 



Halifax, Mass., Vital Records. 49 

every part thereof Do Exonerate acquit and Discharge the 
said Benjamin Bartlet and the other Executo 1 Samuel Bartlet 
And the Estate of my said husband. Also I do acknowledge 
to have Received of the said Benjamin the Bed with all the 
furniture and the two pair of sheets Given me by my Husband 
in his last will and Testament as also the value of forty shillings 
in Goods Given me by y e said last will. And of w ch said leg- 
acies I do hereby acquit and Discharge the said Executors In 
witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & Seal the afore- 
mentioned first day of September 1691 

Witness Siciliah Bartlet (seal) 

John Soul 
W m Thomas 



HALIFAX, MASS., VITAL RECORDS. 

{Continued from Vol. V, p. J J 2.) 

Elizabath Tilson their daughter was born December 20 th 1784 
Edmond Tilson their son was born April 10 th 1787 
Fear Tilson their daughter was born July 31 th 1790 
Ephraim Tilson their son was born November 27 th 1792 
Mercy Tilson their daughter was born July 5 th 1794 
The Children of Consider Pratt and Betty his wife 
Susanna Pratt their daughter was born May 23 rd 1776 
Nathaniel Pratt their son was born March 24 th 1782 
Betty Pratt their daughter was born December 6 th 1786 
Patiance Pratt their daughter was born March 13 th 1789 
The Children of Consider Pratt and Molly his wife 
Stillman Pratt their son born January 25 th 1793 
Solomon Pratt their son was born October 17 th 1794 
The Children of Barze Sturtevant and Betty his wife 
Nancy Sturtevant their daughter was born January 22 nd 1791 
Heman Sturtevant their son was born July 31 st 1792 
Lewis Sturtevant their son was born February 7 th 1795 
The Children of Nehemiah Tomson and Experence his wife 
Phebe Tomson their daughter was born September 15 th 1797 
Dexter Cambell Thompson was bom April 11 th 1800 
Joshua Curtis Thompson was born December 26, i8ci 
Experience Curtis Thompson was born February 16, 1806 
Mary Morton Thompson was born July 4, 181c 
Joan Waterman Thompson was born March 21, 1814 

[P- 276] The Children of Allen Hatch and Sarah his Wife 
John Hatch their son was born January 8 th 1788 



50 Halifax, Mass., Vital Records. 

Rocksene Hatch their daughter was born March 6 th 1791 

Allen Hatch their son was born July 8 th 1793 

Ward Hatch their son was born July 8 th 1795 

Nahum Hatch their son was born January 21 st 179S 

The Children of Elisha Faxon Sarah his wife 

Sarah Faxon their daughter was born Jan? 28 th 178 1 

Sophia Faxon their daughter was born Nov r 11 th 17S2 

Thomas Cushing Faxon their son was born Nov 1 " 2 nd 17S4 

Welthea Faxon their daughter was born January 29 th 1787 

Mercy Faxon their daughter was born October 9 th 1789 

Darius Faxon their son was born July 30 th 1792 

Orign Faxon their son was born August 2 nd 1794 

The Children of Asa Forrist and Susa his wife 

John Forrist their son was born August 25 th 1787 

Wellman Forrist their son was born December 11 th 1789 

Molly Forrist their daughter was born August I st 1792 

Asa Forrist their son was born January 14 th 1795 

Sukey Forrist their daughter was born July 27 th 1797 

The Children of Samuel Brown & Polly hi's Wife 

Samuel R Brown their son was Born May the 5 th 1778 

The Children of Samuel Brown & Tabitha his Wife 

Robert Barker Brown their was Born December 31 st 1784 

Noah Tinkham Brown their son was born December 23 rd 1786 

[p. 277] The Children of Dan Parris and Parnel his Wife 

Hannah Ripley Parris their daughter was born June 23 rd 1791 

Parnel Parris their daughter was born June 9 th 1793 

The Children of Jabez Soule and Lucy his wife 

Zechariah Soule their son was born November 10 th 1780 

George Soule their son September 26 th 1782 

Betsey Soule their daughter was born October 8 th 1784 

Jabez Soule their son was born September 4 th 1786 

Sally Soule their daughter was born August 24 th 1788 

Lucy Soule their daughter was born Jan>' 13 th 179 1 

Nabby Soule their daughter was born June 6 th 1793 

Marcia Soule their daughter was born May 17 th 1795 

Molly Soule their daughter was born July 30 th 1799 

The Children of Docter Nathaniel Morton and Joanna his wife 

Nathaniel Morton their son was born Nov r 3 rd 1791 

Lloyd Morton their son was born Febry 24 th 1794 

Cyrus Morton their son was born January 14 th 1797 

Joanna Morton their daughter was born October 10 th 1799 

Albert Morton their son was born April 26 th 1802 

Elbridge Gerry Morton their son was born Dec r 21 st 1804 

Charles Morton their son was born October 27 th 1S10 

( To be continued.) 



The Records of Wellfleet, Mass. 51 



THE RECORDS OF WELLFLEET, FORMERLY THE 
NORTH PRECINCT OF EASTHAM, MASS. 

(Continued from Vol. V, p. 99.) 

[p. 12] March y e 25 1728 

The Inhabitants of y e North precinct of Eastham being 
Leagaly notified assembled and mett ; to make choice of asses- 
ors and other precinct officers as y e Law directs and made 
choice of Capt : Samuel Smith Moderator for y e meeting, and 
at s d meeting made choice of Jonathan Young Samuel Smith 
Assesors for y e year ensuing ; and it was voted that y e above 
s d Jonathan Young Samuel Smith and John Rich with Isaac 
Baker Eleazer Hamblin ; be a Comitte to call precinct meetings 
and to manage the prudential affairs of y e precinct as Select 
men do in a town . and also made choice of Samuel Brown 
precinct Treasurer for y e year and also at s d meeting made 
choice of Jonathan Young precinct Clark for y e year ensuing — 

April y e 15 1728 

The inhabitants of y e North precinct being Leagally notified 
assembled and mett to consult y e further continuance of y e 
Reverend David Hall in y e work of y e ministry in s d precinct 
and made choice of Sam 11 Smith moderator for y e meeting ; and 
voted at s d meeting that William Cole John Rich George Wil- 
liamson Benjamin Hamblin Elisha Eldrige jun : Joseph Atkins 
and Samuel Brown be a Comitte to give y e s d m r Hall a Call 
in order to a Setlement in y e work of y e ministry in this pre- 
cinct : returns being made by y e Comitte that y e s d mr Hall 
desires fourteen days time to give his answer, Voted at s d meet- 
ing that Elisha Eldrige jun : and Benjamin Hamblin or either 
of them be Agents in behalf of y e precinct to take y e answer 
of y e above s d mr Hall ; and if y e answer be in y e Negative ; ■ 
then y e above s d Elisha Eldrige and Benjamin Hamblin or 
either of them ; to proceed to procure Some other minister for 
V e precint ; it was also voted at s d meeting that about two 
Hundred pounds be assessed upon y e poles and Eastates of y e 
of y e Inhabitants of this north precinct in Eastham this Year 
for ye Support of y e Ministry and to defray other necessary 
Charges in this precinct . y e one half of y e assessment to be 
paid in on or before y e first day of October next ensuing and 
the other Half on or before y e first day of march following — 



52 The Records of We /(fleet, Mass. 

[p. 13] At y e meeting above s d on April y e 15 1728 Each 
person that had done any Service or Expended any money for 
y e precinct then were ordered to bring in there accounts 
whereof John Doane Esq r : John Rich George Williamson 
brought in there accounts for their having been Agents for y € 
precinct to advise with y e president and fellows of y e College, 
and for procuring mr John Sumner to preach y e word of God 
to y e people in this precinct ; voted that their accounts be 
allowed 

October y e 28 1728 

The Inhabitants of y e north precinct in Eastham being 
Leagally Notified assembled and mett and made choice of 
Eleazer Hamblin moderator for y e meeting and at S d meeting 
made choice of Eleazer atwood Agent in Behalf of y e precinct 
to procure a minister for y e Precinct — 

February y e 10 th 1728/9 

The inhabitants of y e North precinct in Eastham being 
Leagally notified, assembled and mett to make Choice of Some 
persons to be a Comitte to determin where a meeting house 
shall stand in this precinct when y e inhabitants shall Conclude 
to build one and also to give mr Ezra Witmarsh a Call in order 
for a Setlement in y e work of y e ministry in this precinct and 
made Choice of John Rich Moderator for y e meeting . and at 
s d meeting made choice of Joseph Atkins Sen : Isaac Baker 
Elisha Eldrige jun Israel Young and Eldad atwood to be a 
Comitte to determine where a meeting house shall stand in this 
precinct when y e Inhabitants shall conclude to build one, and 
also at s d meeting made choice of Benjamin Elisha Eldrige jun 
Benjamin Hamblin John Treat and Elisha Hamblin to be a 
Comitte to give mr Ezra Witmarsh a call in order for a Setle- 
ment in y e work of y e Ministry in this Precinct for y e Consider- 
ation of ninety pounds a year Salary and one hundred and 
twenty pounds Setlement with four acres of land for his own 
and y e Improvement of y e Ministerial Lands 

[p. 14] March y e 24 1728/9 

The inhabitants of y e north precinct of Eastham being 
leagally notified assembled and mett ; to make Choice of all 
precincts officers as y e Law directs for y e Year ensuing . and 
made choice of John Rich moderator for y e meeting ; and at 
s d meeting made Choice of John Rich Samuel Smith and 
Jonathan young for assessors ; and also made choice of Eben- 



The Records of Wclljleet, Mass. 53 

ezer Freeman for a Collector and John Rich Samuel Smith 
Jonathan Young Elisha Eldrige jun : and Daniel Mayo to be 
a Comitte to Call precinct meetings, and to manage the pru- 
dential affairs of y e precinct, as Select men doe of a Town, and 
also made Choice of Jeremiah mayo precinct Treasurer, and 
Samuel Smith {illegible]* Baker to adjust accompts with those 
who had been Treasurers the two last years past, 

Benjamin Hamblin to take charge of y e meeting house and 
also made choice of Jonathan Young Precint Clerk — 

June y e 16 1729 

The inhabitants of y e north precinct of Eastham being 
Leagally notified assembled and mett to take the answer of 
y e Rev rd Ezra Witmarsh relating to his Setling in y e work 
of y e ministry in this Precinct and made Choice of Samuel 
Smith Moderator for y e meeting . y e answer being conditional 
therefore at s d meeting they made choice of John Rich Benjamin 
Hamblin Elisha Eldrige jun Isaac Baker and Eleazer Hamblin 
to be a Comitte In Behalf of y e precinct, to make further 
proposals and certain agreement with y e s d mr Ezra Witmarsh 
in order to his Setling in y e work of y e ministry in this pre- 
cinct . it was agreed upon and voted at s d meeting ; that about 
one hundred and twenty pounds usual money should be raised 
this year for y e Supports of y e ministry and to defray other 
necessary charges in this precinct and at s d meeting made 
choice of Capt : Edmund freeman and mr Chillinsworth Foster 
[p. 15] of Harwich and John Padock of Yarmouth to be a 
Comitte to Determin where a Meeting house shall stand in 
this precinct when y e inhabitants shall Conclude to build one, 
and also nominated and appointed Capt : Samuel Smith to in- 
form s d Comitte and to request their assistance in y e affair — 

July ye 28 1729 

The inhabitants of y e North precinct in Eastham being 
Leagally notified assembled and mett ; to make choice of 
Some person or agent to procure a minister for the precinct 
and made choice of John Rich moderator for y e meeting ; and 
at s d meeting made choice of Joseph Atkins agent to procure 
a minister for y e Precinct ; voted that y e above s d agent have 
ten shillings per day for y e time he was in y e precinct Service 
voted that Ebenezer Freeman have twelve shillings a week for 
boarding y e minister 

•"Jonathan Young" was first written, but in same hand and evidently at 
the same time some name now illegible was written over Jonathan, and Baker 
°ver Young. The given name may have been Isaac. 



54 Harwich^ Mass., Vital Records. 

Januar y e 15 1729/30 

The inhabitants of y e north precinct of Eastham being 
Leagally notified assembled and mett to consult y e futher con- 
tinuance of y e Rev rd Isaiah Lewis in the work of y e Ministry 
and give him a call in order for a Setlement in this precinct, 
and made choice of Elisha Eldrige Moderator ; and in as much 
as Sundry of y e inhabitants being providential)' abroad y e meet- 
ing was ajourned to monday y e 26 of January Instant 

January 26 1729/30 

The inhabitants of y e north precinct in Eastham assembled 
and mett on the adjournment aboves d and y e Moderator being 
absent made choice of Eleazer Hamblin 'Moderator for y e meet- 
ing ; and at s d meeting made choice of John Rich Elisha Doane 
Benjamin Hamblin Elisha Eldrige jun John Treat Joseph Atkins 
John Atwood Ebenezer Freeman Benjamin Young To be a 
Committe in behalf of s d Precinct to make proposals to and 
Certain agreement with The Rev rd Isaiah Lewis both to his 
Sallary and Setlement In Case of his continuance in y e work 
of the Ministry in the precinct — 

{To be continued.) 



HARWICH, MASS., VITAL RECORDS. 

{Continued from Vol. V,J>. 204.) 

Elezebeth winge daughter to Ananias and hanah winge was born in 

febuary 1699/10 * 
John winge son to Ananias and hanah winge was born in April the 

3 day 1702 
mary winge daughter to Ananias and hanah winge was born in may 

the 13 day 1704 
Joseph winge son to Ananias and hanah winge was born in Sep- 
tember the 17 day 1707 
margit lincoln daughter to Thomas and Rachal lincoln was born in 

desember The 23 day 17 12 
Thankfull linclon daughter to Thomas and Rachal linclon was born 

may 9 day 1 7 1 6 
Eezebeth Linclon Daughter to Thomas and Rachal Linclon was 

Born in April the 14 day 17 19 

♦Sic. 



Harwich, Afass., Vital Records. 55 

[p. 74] marcy winge daughter to John and bethiah winge was born 

in december the 25 day 17 13 
Bethiah wing daughter to John and Bethiah wing was born on a 

lords day in January 22 day 17 15/16 
Rebakah wing Daughter To John and Bethiah wing was Born in 

march 26 day 17 18 one Wednesday 
John winge son to John and Bethiah winge was Born June the 8 day 

1720 
hannah winge daughter to John and Rebakah wing his Second wife 

was Born in may 7 day 1724 
Thanckfuli winge daughter to John and Rebakah winge was Born 

in August the 20 day 1725 
Phebe winge Daughter to John and Rebakah winge was Born in 

January the 20 day 1726/7 
Joseph wing son to John and Rebakah wing was Born in August 

21 day 1728 
David winge son to John and Rebakah wing was born in August 

the 10 day 1732 
Zackeas Rogers Son to Ebenezer and hanah Rogers his wife was 

Born in december the 30 day 1720 
Joshua Rogers Son to Ebenezer and hannah Rogers was Born in 

October the 30 day 1722 
Ebenezer Rogers Son to Ebenezer and hannah Rogers was Born 

in September the 20 day 1724 
Thanckfuli Rogers Daughter to Ebenezer and hannah Rogers was 

Born in July the 16 day 1726 
Richard Rogers Son to Ebenezer and hannah Rogers was born in 

may the 17 day 1728 
Samuell Rogers Son to Ebenezer and hannah Rogers was Born in 

April the 9 day 1730 
Calep Rogers Son to Ebenezer and hannah Rogers was born in 

April 19 day 1732 
Lamuell Rogers Son to Ebenezer and hannah Rogers was Born in 

July the 10 day 1734 
Benjamin Rogers Son to Ebenezer and hannah Rogers was born 

in agust the 1 day 1736 
hannah Rogers Daughter to Ebenezer and hannah Rogers was born 

in June the 24 day 1739 
patence Roger Daughter to Ebenezer and hannah Rogers was born 

in September the 9 day 1741 

[p. 75] Elcanah flreeman son to John freeman Ju r and marcy free- 
man died in January the 21 day 17 13/14 

Jonathan flreeman son to Thomas and Rebakah flreeman died in 
April the 27 day 17 14 

Elezebeth Cole the wife of Stephan Cole died April 28 th : 17 14 

John Crosby the son of old m r Thomas Crosby dessesed dyed in 
may the 25 day 17 14 



56 Harwich, Mass., Vital Records. 

Elezebeth Clark daughter to m r Thomas and Sarah Clerk died in 

April the 24 day 17 15 
Lidea hinckely wife to Shubell hinckely died in may The iS day 17 15 
m r John diligham died in may the 21 day 17 15 
Edward dilingham son to John and Lidea dilingham died in may 

the 27 day 1715 
m r Kenelme winslow Sen r died in November 11 day 17 15 
deacon Thomas freeman of harwich died in febuary 9 day 17 15/16 
Thomas ffreeman son to deacon thomas ffreeman died in march 22 

day 1 7 16/17 
Jonathan hopkins Son to Stephen hopkins died January 24: 1716/17 
.Ruth Snow daughter to Thomas and Lidea snow died in July the 15 

day 17 17 
Susanna parslow the wife of william parslow died August 2- 1 7 1 7 
Simon Crosby died in January 19 day 17 17/18 
Stephen King Son to John King died febuary : 8 day 17 17/18 
Samuell Cole died december day 17 17 
febuary 25 day 17 17/18 Then Robart Assten died 
[*] Clark the wife of Charls Clark died march 1 th day 17 17/18 
Abraham griffith Son to Stephen griffith died december 25 : 17 17 
moses Crosby son of simon crosby deceased died April 4 day 17 18 
Mehitable hinckely died in April the 30 day 17 18 
hubard Banges son to Jonathan and Expearance Banges died in 

march about the tweenty fifth day 17 18 
Ananias winge died in August the 30 day 17 18 
m r Stephen hopkins died in October 10 day 17 18 
hannah stone Daughter to m r nath 11 stone died June 30 : 17 18 
hannah hopkins the wife of Judah hopkins died July 5 day 17 19 
mary Berey the wife of Judah Berey died August 18 day 17 19 
marcy ffoster The wife of Chillingsworth ffoster died July 7 : 1720 
Nathanaell sears son to cap 1 sears died July 19 day 1720 
marcy ffoster daughter to Chillings th ffoster died August 28 th : 1720 

[p. 76] hennerey Rogers son to Elezer and martha Rogers was born 

August the 19 day 17 13 
Elezebeth Rogers daughter to Elezer and marther Rogers was born 

November 14 day 17 15 one a munday 
marcy Rogers daughter to Elezer and martha Rogers was Born 

September 1 day 17 18 
moses Rogers son to Elezer and martha Rogers was Born 13 day 

of march in the year 1720/21 
martha Rogers daughter to Elezer and martha Rogers was born in 

January 9 day i7 2 3/4 
Elezer Rogers son to Elezer and martha Rogers was bom in novem- 

ber the 15 day 1726 
Ensign Rogers son to Elezer and martha Rogers was born in July 

the 9 day 1729 

( To be continued.) 
♦The Christian name was omitted. 



Jonathan Brewster s First Wife and Child. 57 



JONATHAN BREWSTER'S FIRST WIFE AND CHILD. 

By Morton Dexter. 

It appears to be true that Jonathan Brewster had a wife in 
Leyden, who died there, and that they had a child who also 
died there. In the Leyden archives {Reg. van Overledenen 
Personen. iii : 50) is an entry of the burial of a child, presum- 
ably his, on Nov. 27, 16 10. There is another, on May 10, 
16 19, of that of a woman apparently his wife. His name is not 
entered in full in either case, but there is no reasonable doubt 
that he is referred to. 

The first entry runs thus : " Kint van Jonatan kerkgracJit," 
i.e., "A child of Jonathan (living on) Church street," and 
" kerkgracht" always means " Pieterskerkgracht" unless other- 
wise stated. The second is this : " De huysvron van Jan 
Willemson op* [op te] pieterskerkhojf" i.e., "The wife of John, 
son of William, (living) on the Peter's Church Street." There 
is no significance in the fact that his first name is written 
"Jonatan " in one instance and "Jan " in the other. When he 
wrote "Jan" the Dutch clerk may have meant to write "Jon.," 
abbreviating " Jonatan," and in any case John and Jonathan are 
so nearly alike that the Dutch easily would confuse them. 

In brief, the reasons why these entries are believed to refer 
to Jonathan Brewster are these : 

1. It was quite usual for the Dutch to omit the last name 
in their records, and also to mention a man as his father's son, 
leaving out the last name of each. 

2. Jonathan Brewster occasionally is associated unmistak- 
ably with his father, William. On June 25, 1609, they joined 
in a common affidavit (Getuignis Boek. K. 26 verso.) about some 
cloth ( Willam Brnster, Engelsman . . . , Marytgen Bruster 
desselfs huysvrowe . . . en Jonatha7i Bruster, zyn zoon), i.e., 
"William Brewster, Englishman, Mary Brewster, wife of the 
same, and Jonathan Brewster, their son." 

3. The Pilgrim headquarters in Leyden was the Pieterskerk- 
hof, or little colony of houses on the Robinson estate, on the 
Pieterskerkgracht, and in each of the two burial entries the 
Jonathan referred to is stated to have lived there. 

4. At the betrothal of John Reynolds, who seems to have 
been in William Brewster's employ, on July 28, 16 17 {Edit 



$8 Jonathan Brewster's First Wife and Child. 

Boek. B. 66), Mary Brewster was a witness. So was " Jonathan 
Williamson," evidently Jonathan (William's son) Brewster, her 
son. 

5. When he was admitted to citizenship on June 30, 16 17 
(Poorter Boek. F. 106), his name is entered in full, " Jonathan 
Williamson bruster." 

6. No other Jonathan appears in the Leyden records 
among either Dutch or English entries. 

It may be added that "Jonathan Brewster" witnessed Ed- 
ward Winslow's betrothal on Apr. 27, 16 r 8 (Echt Boek. B. 75), 
with Isaac and Mary Allerton, when William's son naturally 
might have been present. 

It therefore seems sufficiently certain that the burial entries 
refer to Jonathan Brewster, the son of William. 

If it be objected that he was not old enough to be married 
and have a child before Nov. 27, 16 10, it may be replied that, 
although it is true that he was very young — in the affidavit of 
June 25, 1609, he is said to have been then " omtrent xvi 
jaere?i" i.e., "about xvi years" old, and in the Brewster Book 
(Mayflower Descendant, 1:7) ne gives his own birthday 
as Aug. 12, r 593 — early marriages were not uncommon. 
Among the Pilgrims themselves Dorothy May was only six- 
teen when she married William Bradford. As no record of 
the marriage has been found in Amsterdam or Leyden, it is 
probable that it occurred in England before the flight to 
Holland. 

The bride — whose name nowhere appears, and this is true 
of their child also — may have been some young girl who had 
become attached to Jonathan in England when they were hardly 
more than boy and girl, as sometimes happens ; and, when the 
departure to Holland was being planned, their marriage, even at 
so early an age, may have seemed wise as affording her the pro- 
tection which otherwise she might have lacked, as well as to 
avoid separating them, perhaps never to meet again. 

Whatever the reasons were, there appears no room for 
reasonable doubt, because the various records at Leyden estab- 
lish the facts that Jonathan Brewster was William's son and 
that he had a wife and child and lost them. 



Reports from State Societies. 59 



REPORTS FROM STATE SOCIETIES. 



MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY. 

The Eighth Annual Dinner of the Massachusetts Society was held at 
the Hotel Somerset, Boston, on Saturday evening, November 21, 1903. 
Rev. Morton Dexter, the Governor of the Society, presided, and after a 
brief address and the usual reading of the "Compact" introduced as the 
speakers Hon. Charles Francis Adams, LL.D., the Rev. Elmer H. Capen, 
D.D., LL.D., President of Tufts College, and the Rev. Ozora S. Davis of 
Newtonville, the biographer of John Robinson. 

Donations to the Library and Cabinet. 

"Suffolk Deeds," Volumes II to XII, both inclusive, from Hon. 
Thomas F. Temple, Register of Deeds. 

"Sawyers in America," from Mr. Frank H. Sawyer. 

"A Sketch of the Life of James A. Woodbury," from the author, Mrs. 
Lora A. (Woodbury) Underhill. 

" The Gorham Family in Connecticut and Vermont," from the Compiler, 
Mr. Frank W. Sprague. 

" Clarke's Kindred Genealogies," from the Compiler, Augustus P. Clarke. 
A.M., M.D. 

Menu of the Dinner to the Honourable Artillery Co. of London by the 
A. & H. A. Co. of Boston, October 5, 1903, from Mrs. Edwin K. Moore. 

" Our Pilgrim Heritage," a sermon preached in the First Church, Plym- 
outh, September 6, 1903, by the pastor, Rev. John Cuckson, from the 
pastor. 

" Historical Sketch and Matters Appertaining to the King's Chapel 
Burying Ground," Boston, also " Historical Sketch and Matters Apper 
tabling to the Copp's Hill Burial Ground," Boston, both from the Compiler 
Mr. Henry A. May. 

"Thirtieth Report of the Record Commissioners. Boston Marriages 
1 752-1 809," from Mr. Edward W. McGlenen, City Registrar. 

"Records of Families of the Name Rawlins or Rollins," from Mr 
Arthur E. Linnell. 

" Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War, Vol 
ume XI," "Vital Records of Bedford, Mass.." and " Vital Records of 
Millbury, Mass.," all from the Secretary of the Commonwealth. 

"Military Minutes of the Council of Appointment of the State of 
New York. 1783-1S21." Volumes I, II, III and IV (Index), from Mr 
Edwin S. Crandon. 

" Genealogical Sketch of the Lamb Family, Second Edition," from the 
Compiler, Mr. Fred. W. Lamb. 

Members Elected. 
September 5, 1903. 

807. Mrs. Adolphus Clay Bardett, Asheville, N. C, eighth from Richard 

Warren. 

808. Mrs. Bailey Hall Hitchcock, Toledo, O., sixth from Edward Doty. 



60 Reports from State Societies. 

October 19, 1903. 

809. Mrs. William Wesley Barry, Portsmouth, N. H., ninth from Francis 

Cooke. 

810. Miss Laurilla Moore Hathaway, San' Lorenzo, Cal., eighth from 

Thomas Rogers. 

811. Edwin Atkins Grozier, Boston, eighth from Stephen Hopkins, 

seventh from Gyles Hopkins. 

812. William Ward Carruth, Plymouth, seventh from John Alden. 

813. Harry Vinton Long, Brookline, tenth from James Chilton, ninth from 

Mary Chilton. 

814. Edward Norman Lacey, Boston, eighth from Edward Doty. 

815. Walter Morton Howland, Amherst, sixth from John Howland. 

816. Miss Edith Ellery Fraine, Boston, ninth from Thomas Rogers. 
November 16, 1903. 

817. Mrs. Victor Emanuel Bender, Council Bluffs, Iowa, eighth from 

William Bradford. 

818. E. Edward Cole, Boston, ninth from William Bradford. 

819. James Andrew Ring, Pay Director, U. S. N., Boston, sixth from 

Stephen Hopkins. 

820. Miss Helen Gilman Nichols, Cambridge, tenth from James Chilton, 

ninth from Mary Chilton. 

821. William Arthur Wing, New Bedford, tenth from Richard Warren. 

822. Miss Ann Jane Lyon, Boston, sixth from John Howland. 

823. Miss Ellen Maria Lyon, Boston, sixth from John Howland. 

824. Warren Bailey Potter Weeks, Boston, ninth from William Brewster. 

825. Rev. Ebenezer Thompson, Woburn, eighth from Richard Warren. 

Supplemental Lines Filed. 
September, 1903. 
756. Mrs. Samuel Crowell, ninth from Francis Cooke (three lines); tenth 

from Francis Cooke. 
October, 1903. 

525. Josiah Laselle, eighth from William Bradford. 
798. Robert S. Bickford, ninth from Stephen Hopkins, eighth from 

Constance Hopkins. 
November, 1903. 

812. William Ward Carruth, eighth from John Alden; eighth from 

John Howland. 

813. Harry Vinton Long, tenth from James Chilton, ninth from Mary 

Chilton; ninth from Richard Warren. 



NEW YORK SOCIETY. 

At the annual meeting, held at Delmonico's, Fifth Avenue, New York, 
on Saturday evening, November 21, 1903, the following officers were 
elected : 

Governor, Rev. Roderick Terry, D.D. 

Deputy Governor, Walter Scott Allerton. 
Captain, Richard Henry Greene. 

Elder, Rev. Abbott E. Kittredge, D.D. 

Secretary Frank Brookneld. 

Treasurer, Franklin Whetstone Hopkins. 

Historian,' James Le Baron Willard. 

Surgeon, James Dougal Bisseil, M.D. 



Reports from State Societies. 61 

Assistants to serve 

until 1905, Linus E. Fuller, Howland Davis, Ashbel P. Fitch, Jr. 

[The following Assistants, elected in 1902, hold office until 1904: 
Walter Shaw Brewster, Frederick C. Seabury, Warren C. Crane, 
George D. Terry.] 

Members Elected. 
October 7, 1903. 

745. Edwin Denison Morgan, New York, ninth from William Brewster. 
November 21, 1903. 

746. Rev. Charles Homer Bush, New York, eighth from William Bradford. 

747. Miss Mary Kingsbury Talcott, Hartford, Conn., ninth from William 

Bradford. 



CONNECTICUT SOCIETY. 

At the annual meeting, held at New London, September 16, 1903, the 
following officers were elected for the ensuing year : 
Governor, Charles E. Gross. 

Deputy Governor, William N. Parker. 
Captain, William M. Stark. 

Secretary, Walter C. Faxon. 

Treasurer, Gilbert S. Raymond. 

Historian, Edwin A. Hill. 

Elder, Rev. James G. Johnson, D.D. 

Assistants, Sylvester C. Dunham, William W. Hvde, L. P. Waldo 

Marvin, Mrs. C. A. D. Bramble, Miss Elizabeth M. 
Browne, Miss Marie E. Ives, Mrs. Sara T. Kinney. 

At a special meeting of the Society, held at New London, October 16, 
1903, it was voted to amend the Articles of Association in order to transfer 
the headquarters of the Society from New London to Hartford. 

Member Elected. 
July 20, 1903. 
229. Walter Collyer Faxon, Hartford, ninth from William Bradford. 



PENNSYLVANIA SOCIETY. 

At the annual meeting held November 23, 1903, the following officers 
were elected : 

Governor, Francis Olcott Allen. 

Deputy Governor, Hon. Charlemagne Tower, Jr. 

2d. Deputy Governor, James Mauran Rhodes. 
Captain, Craige Lippincott. 

Treasurer, James Mauran Rhodes. 

Secretary, George Champlin Mason. 

Historian, Josiah Granville Leach. 

Surgeon, Charles Peaslee Turner, M.D. 

Assistants to serve 

until 1905, Edward Clinton Lee, Ashbel Welch, James Crosby 

Brown. 

[The following Assistants, previously elected, hold office until 1904: 
Eben F. Barker, James F. Fahnestock, Jr., George E. Bartol, William H. 
Castle.] 



62 



Reports from State Societies. 



ILLINOIS SOCIETY. 

On the evening of October twenty-ninth the Governor and Mrs. Hyde, 
assisted by Bishop and Mrs. Cheney, entertained the Society at their home. 

The seventh annual banquet of the Society was held at the Auditorium 
Hotel on Thursday evening, November nineteenth. The after dinner pro- 
gram was as follows: Address of Welcome by the Governor, Dr. James N. 
Hyde; Reading of the Compact by the Elder, Bishop Cheney; "Pride 
in Ancestry" by Rev. Joseph A. Milburn ; "The Spirit of Puritanism in 
American Civilization" by Rev. J. Wesley Hill of Harrisburg, Pa. The 
exercises closed with the singing of America. 

The annual meeting was held November 21, 1903, and the following 
officers were elected for the ensuing year : 
Governor, Frederick Morgan Steele. 

Deputy Governor, Judge Henry Varnum Freeman. 
Elder, Rt. Rev. Charles Edward Cheney. 

Secretary, Mrs. Seymour Morris. 

Treasurer, Paul Blatchford. 

Historian, Theron Royal Woodward. 

Captain, Volney W. Foster. 

Surgeon, Dr. James Nevins Hyde. 

Assistants, Isaac Gross Lombard, John Smith Sargent, Miss 

Cornelia B. Williams, Mrs. Henry C. Purmort, 
Mrs. Roger Sherman, Mrs. William Liston Brown, 
Edson Jesse Harkness. 

Members Elected. 
October 14, 1903. 

107. Thomas Frank Philip Crandon, Evanston, seventh from John Howland. 

108. Miss Ruth Wilbur Crandon, Evanston, eighth from John Howland. 



OHIO SOCIETY. 

The annual meeting was held at the Queen City Club, Cincinnati, on 
Saturday afternoon, November 21, 1903, and Nathaniel Pendleton Dan- 
dridge, M.D., delivered an address on "The Discover)- of the Valley of 
Virginia by Governor Spotswood." The address was followed by a recep- 
tion. The' following officers were elected for the ensuing year : 
Governor, Herbert Jenney. 

Deputy Governor, Mrs. Frank J. Jones. 
Captain, William H. Doane. 

Elder, . Rev. John Hugh Ely. 

Secretary, Miss Clara Chipman Newton. 

Treasurer, Henry C. Yergason. 

Historian, William H. Pabodie. 

Surgeon, Herman J. Groesbeck, M.D. 

Assistants, Mrs. Frank R. Ellis, Mrs. Henry M. Curtis, Mrs. 

George Hoadly, Jr., Mrs. Albert H. Chatfield, 
Charles D. Jones, Mrs. Ferdinand Welch. 

Member Elected. 
October 9, 1903. 
56. Mrs. Gerrit Smith Sykes, Cincinnati, seventh from John Howland. 



Reports from State Societies. 63 

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA SOCIETY. 

A meeting of the Society was held on Tuesday evening, October 11 
1903, in the Sunday School room of the First Congregational i 
Washington. Mr. Edwin A. Hill, the Secretary of the Socicti read a 

paper on the English ancestry of Richard More. 

At the adjourned annual meeting, held on December 3, 1903, the follow- 
ing officers were elected for the year ending November 21, 1904 

Governor,* Thomas Snell Hopkins. 

Deputy Governor,* Alonzo Howard Clark. 

Captain, Caleb Holt Ellis. 

Elder, Rev. Caleb Rochford Stetson. 

Secretary, Edwin Allston Hill. 

Deputy Secretary, Miss Hattie Lucinda Alden. 

Treasurer, Jerome Fletcher Johnson. 

Historian, Algernon Aikin Aspinwall. 

Surgeon, Charles Tufts Caldwell, M.D. 

Assistants, William Lowrey Marsh, Miss Hattie Lucinda A"- . 

William Wallace Case. Mrs. Julia Ann Prcm 
Ernest Wilder Bradford, Miss Mary Lyon 1; 
son, Miss Mary Dixon Jarvis. 

Members Elected. 
October 13, 1903. 

167. Miss Sarah Louise Kimball, Palo Alto, Cal., ninth from Stephen 
Hopkins, eighth from Gyles Hopkins. 

November 21, 1903. 

168. Eugene Fitch Ware, Washington, eighth from John Aldcn. 



NEW JERSEY SOCIETY. 

Members Elected. 
April 15, 1903. 

35. Mrs. James Moses, Spring Lake Beach, ninth from Edward Fuller. 

36. Edward Homer Ladd, Jr., Plainfield, ninth from John Howland, 

37. Leonard Waldo, Plainfield, seventh from William Bradford. 



WISCONSIN SOCIETY. 

Officers elected at the Annual Meeting held November 21, 1903 : 
Governor, Mrs. James Sidney Peck. 

Deputy Governor, Mrs. Ogden H. Fethers. 
Captain, Howard Greene. 

Secretary, Mrs. Edward P. Vilas. 

Treasurer, Mrs. Edmund C. Gray. 

Historian, Miss Mary L. Atwood. 

Surgeon, George A. Harlow, M.D. 

Assistants, Mrs. H. A. J. Upham, Mrs. Frank M. Hoyt, Miss 

Edith Gifford, Miss Mary L. Peterson, William \V. 
Strong, George W. Taylor, Fred M. Strong. 

* The Governor and Deputy Governor were elected by the Board of Assist- 
ants, December 21, 1903. 



64 Pilgrim Notes and Queries. 

MICHIGAN SOCIETY. 

At the annual meeting held on Saturday afternoon, November 21, 1903, 
at the Hotel Cadillac, Detroit, the following officers were elected : 
Governor, James Dudley Hawks. 

Deputy Governor, Ralph Stone. 
Secretary, Mrs. Lyman Hayden Baldwin. 

Treasurer, Mrs. Austin Yates Ladue. 

Historian, Miss Bessie Mitchell West. 

Assistants, Miss Clara Arlette Avery, Mrs. Frederick A. Nims, 

Mrs. John B. Howarth, Charles Dana Standish. 

The annual banquet, at the same hotel in evening, was informal and 
was followed by a social hour. 

Member Elected. 
November 3, 1903. 
39. Charles Henry Ayers, Detroit, eighth from John Alden. 



PILGRIM NOTES AND QUERIES. 
Notes. 

A New Engraving of the Mayflower. We take pleasure in call- 
ing the especial attention of our readers to Messrs. John A. Lowell & Co/s 
advertisement, in this issue, of their proposed steel engraving of Marshall 
Johnson's painting of the Mayflower approaching the land. The greatest 
care was taken to ensure historical accuracy in this beautiful painting, and 
it is doubtful if we shall ever see a picture which will give a better idea 
of the appearance of the ship which brought our ancestors to Plymouth. 

The engraving is to be published by subscription and the Massachu- 
setts Society of Mayflower Descendants has already subscribed for one 
of the signed artist's proofs, of which only a limited number are to be 
issued. 

Our readers will be interested to know that, through the courtesy of 
Messrs. John A. Lowell & Co., a half-tone reproduction of this painting 
■will appear in our next issue. 

The Library and Cabinet of the Massachusetts Society. 
In its new quarters the Massachusetts Society will have ample room for 
the proper arrangement of its valuable library, numbering over one thou- 
sand volumes, and for the exhibition of its collection of relics, and accom- 
modations will be provided for members who wish to consult the books 
during office hours, which are from nine o'clock in the morning until live 
o'clock in the afternoon, except on Saturday, when the closing hour is 
one o'clock. 

All members of the Massachusetts Society are entided to the privilege 
of consulting the library, and, by vote of the Board of Assistants, this 
privilege has been extended to members of any other State Society of 
Mayflower Descendants who may be in Boston temporarily. 

The Cabinet is open to the public, free of charge, during office hours. 

Removal Notice. The Massachusetts Society of Mayflower De- 
scendants has secured more commodious quarters at No. 53 Mt. Vernon 
St., Boston. All communications to the Editor, or to any of the Society's 
officers, should be sent to the new address. 





■ 








\ 




■ 






jk 












/ 










' % 


~ 










• 


4 

\ 



■' 



u^gj^l^AA^.-»^^>^ . 



. 






THE MAYFLOWER 

Approaching the Land 



""THE Mayflower 

Descendant 



Vol. VI. APRIL, 1904. No. 2. 



THE MAYFLOWER. 

By Morton Dexter. 

Nobody knows exactly how this famous vessel looked. No 
likeness of her ever was made, so far as is recorded. Had any 
one of her time foreseen how eager would be the desire of the 
coming ages for a faithful picture of her, something of the sort 
might have been handed down. But the nearest approach to 
a true conception of her build and rig can be made only by the 
study of such representations of other vessels of her time as 
survive. 

This is not as easy as it may seem. Success depends not 
only upon interest, patient and scholarly research, comparison 
of different models and considerable skill in reproduction, but 
also upon the possession of certain special, technical knowledge 
of ships. Only a trained seaman can be sure of being correct 
in many important details. This is why no attempted likeness 
of the Mayflower has won general acceptance hitherto. In one 
way or another each has failed to conform to the necessary 
conditions. 

It is a fortunate circumstance that the United States gov- 
ernment took up the matter some years ago and put it into 
competent hands. In Captain J. W. Collins, at present chair- 
man of the Massachusetts Fish and Game Commission and long 
the honorary Curator of Naval Architecture at the National 
Museum in Washington, it found a man at once zealous and 
expert. After careful investigation he selected a design of a 
vessel of the early seventeenth century from the standard work, 
Souvenirs de Marine, by Admiral Francois Edmond Paris, of 
the French navy. With equal conscientiousness he then super- 
intended the construction of a model, built from this design, 

65 



66 The Mayflower. 

and the result is a ship which doubtless is as nearly what the 
Mayflower was in every particular as it is possible to make one. 
The high stern, known then as the "castle"; the triangular, 
lateen-shaped mainsail, without any boom ; and the square sail 
under the bowsprit are peculiarities of the marine architecture 
of the period which should be noted. 

Then of course it was in order to put this ship into the 
water, that is, to reproduce her as she must have appeared 
under way. This was the task of an artist, and Mr. Marshall 
Johnson undertook it. The result is the fine painting which 
many of our members will recall having seen in the rooms 
of the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, a 
photograph of which is the frontispiece of this number. 
It is a presumably truthful portrait of the famous ship just 
making land, laden not only with the brave colonists and 
their goods but also with an unseen freight of possibilities for 
humanity, of the splendid fruition of which the most daring 
imagination never dreamed. Moreover, it is an unusually excel- 
lent work of art, a painting full of spirit and life, instinct with 
the tonic of the fresh sea breeze. The artist is to be congrat- 
ulated on his success. 

This painting is now the property of Messrs. John A. Lowell 
& Co., the eminent engravers and publishers, of this city, and, 
as the readers of this magazine already have been informed, 
they are reproducing it in the form of a steel engraving, 
22 x 1 8 J inches in size. Their reputation assures the superior 
quality of any engraving from their hands, and in the case 
of this particular work they evidently feel a special interest. 
There are to be two hundred artist's proofs, signed and num- 
bered, at fifteen dollars each, as well as India proofs at five 
dollars and plain prints at three dollars apiece. Their enter- 
prise ought to meet with prompt encouragement and doubtless 
the engraving will have a large sale. 

Unless an actual, unquestionably demonstrable picture of 
the Mayflower should be discovered at some future time, which 
now is wholly beyond the bounds of probability, this picture 
will stand in history as her accepted likeness. All who are 
interested in the Pilgrims must be glad that so important a 
lack in their memorable story has been supplied so successfully 
at last. 



Marshfield, Mass., Vital Records. 67 



MARSHFIELD, MASS., VITAL RECORDS. 

{Continued from page 21.) 

Mary the Daughter of Daniell Thomas and Experience his wife was 

borne ffebuary the 12: 1700 
David the son of Daniell Thomas and Experience his wife was borne 

ffebuay * the i * : 1702 ffebuary the 1 : 1702 
Sarah the Daughter of Daniell Thomas and Experience his wife was 

borne May the 2 : 1705 
Benjamin the son of Daniell Thomas and Experience his wife was 

borne July the 27 : 1707 
Experience the Daughter of Daniell Thomas and Experience his wife 

was borne July the 7 : 1709 
Mercy the Daugter of Daniell Thomas and Experience his wife was 

borne May the 1 : 17 12 
Experience and Hannah the Daughters of Nathan Williamson and 

Mary his Wife were borne December the 31 : 1707 
Abigale the Daughter of Nathan Williamson and Man' his wife was 

borne August the 31 : 1 7 1 1 
Mercy the Daughter of Thomas Howland and Mar}' his wife was 

borne January the 7 : 169^ 
Rebecka the Daughter of Thomas Howlan[d] and Mary his wife was 

borne ffebuary the 17 : 169I 
Ebenezer the son of Thomas Howla[nd] and Mary his wife was 

borne October the 14 : 1700 
John the son of Thomas Howland and Mar)' his wife was borne 

Aprill the 16 : 1702 
Rebecka the Daughter of Thomas Howland and Mary his wife was 

born[e] November the 13 : 1704 
William and Thomas the sons of Th[omas] Howland and Mary his 

wife was born[e] ffebuary the 12 : 170^ 
Samuell the son of Thomas Ho[wland] and Mary his Wife was borne 

Ja[nuary] the 21 i7}y 

[p. 23] Hannah the Daughter of William Stephens and Hannah his 

wife was borne may the 22 : 1692 
William the son of William Stephens and Hannah his wife was borne 

May the 25 : 1694 
Lydia the Daughter of W T illiam Stephens and Hannah his wife was 

borne December y e 25 : 1697 
John the son of William Stephens [a]nd Hannah his wife was borne 

ffebuary the 6 : 1699 

* " May the 2 " was first written. The correction and the duplicate date are 
I both in the same hand and ink as the original entry. 



68 Marskficld t Mass., Vital Records. 

Abigail the Dau[g]hter of William [Stephens and Hannah [hi]s wife 

was borne [MJarch the 16 : 170. I 
[Bjethiah the Daugh[te]r of William Stephens [and] Hannah his wife 

[wa]s borne ffebuary the \worn\ 1703 
[E]d\vard the son of William Stephens [a]nd Hannah his wife [was] 

borne August the \wor-ti\ 1706 
Elizabeth the Daughter of William Stephens and Hannah his wife 

was borne March the 10 170; 
Patience the Daughter of William Stephens and Hannah his wife was 

borne Aprill the 3 : 17 12 
Josiah the son of William Stephens and Hannah his wife was borne 

January the 16 : 1695 
James the son of Joseph Silvester and Mar}- his Wife was borne May 

the 12 : 1708 
Margaret the Daughter of Joseph Silvester and Mary his wife was 

borne Aprill the 11 : 1709 
Mary the Daughter of Joseph Silvester and Mary his wife was borne 

December the 5 : 17 10 
Rachell the Daughter of Samuell Silvester and Lucretia his wife was 

borne Aprill the 3 : 1702 
John the son of Samuell Silvester and Lucretia his was borne Octo- 
ber the 31 1703 
Samuell the son of Samuell Silvester and Lucretia his Wife was 

borne September the 19 : 1705 
Joshua the son of Samuell Silvester and Lucretia his wife was borne 

Aprill the 5 : 170S 
Elizabeth the Daughter of Samuell Silvester and Lucretia his wife 

was borne Aprill the 5 : 17 10 
Mercy the Daughter of Samuell Silvester and Lucretia his wife was 

borne March y e 30 : 17 1 1 
John the son of Thomas Joyce and Elizabeth his wife was borne 

October the 2 : 1702 
Abi;rale the Daughter of Thomas Jovce and Elizabeth his wife was 

born August the 2 : 1705 
Alice the Daughter of Josiah ffoord and Sarah his wife was borne 

November the 27 : 16SS 
Sarah the Daughter of Josiah ffoord and Sarah his wife was borne 

ffebuary the last 1690 
William the son of Josiah ffoord and Sarah his wife was borne July 

the 8 : 1692 
Josiah the son of Josiah ffoord and Sarah his wife was borne June the 

2 : 1694 
Mary the Daughter of Josiah ffoord and Sarah his wife was borne 

'ffebua[ry] the 13 : 1696 
Theadosius the son of Josiah ffoord and Sarah his wife was borne 

March the 15 : 169* 
William the son of Josiah ffoord and Sarah his wife was borne ffebu- 
ary the 14 : 1702 



Marshfidd, Mass., Vital Records. 69 

John the son of Josiah ffoord and Sarah his wife was born December 

the 4 : 1705 
Abner the son of John Barker and Hannah his wife was borne June 
the 24 : ii\toorii\ 

[p. 24] Jane the Daughter of m r Jaemes Cxardner and Mary his wife 

was borne the 16 of November 1708 
John the son of John Dingley and Sarah his wife was borne August 

the 13 : 1706 
Sarah the Daughter of John Dingley and Sarah his wife was borne 

ffebuary the 22 1707 
Jonathan the son of Joseph Tilden and Joanna his Wife Was borne 

October the 26 1706 
David the son of Joseph Tilden and Joanna his Wife was borne June 

the 22 1709 
Priscilla the Daughter of Isaac Simons and Martha his wife was 

borne September y e 10 : 1709 
Abigale the Daughter of Israeli Thomas and Betiah his wife was 

borne Aprill the 5 : 1 7 1 o 1 7 1 o 
John the son of John Barker and Hannah his Wife was borne on 

Wensday January the 3 rd : 1705 
Jonathan the son of John Barker and Hannah his wife was borne on 

friday June the 14 : 1706 
Desire the Daughter of John Barker and Hannah his wife was borne 

on Tursday ffebuary the 19 : 1707 
\ Anna the Daughter of John Barker and Hannah his wife was borne 

on Wensday October the 19 : 1709 
Joseph the son of John King and Rebecka his wife was borne 

December the 17 : 1707 
Benjamin the son of John King and Rebecka his Wife was borne 

ffebuary the 27 : 1710 
Elenor the Daughter of John Winslow and Mary his wife was borne 

Aprill the 15: 1 7 09 
Hannah the Daught of Thomas Tilden and Hannah his wife was 

borne August the 15 : 1694 
Susannah the Daughter of Thomas Tilden and Hannah his Wife was 

borne March the 15 : 1696 
Thomas the son of Thomas Tilden and Hannah his Wife was borne 

June the 30 : 1701 
John the son of Thomas Tilden and Hannah his Wife was borne 

Aprill the 15 : 1701 
Jerusha the Daughter of Thomas Tilden and Hannah his wife was 

borne March the 25 1706 
Abigale the Daughter of Joseph Waterman and Lusannah his wife 

was borne Aprill the 10 : 17 10 
I>sachar the son of Gilbert Winslow and Mercy his Wife was borne 

borne ffebuary the 19 : 1699 
f^rnabas the son of Gilbert Winslo[w] and Mercy his wife was b jrne 

ffebuary the 24 : 1701 



70 Marshfieldy Mass., Vital Records. 

Gilbert the son of Gilbert Winslow and Mercy his Wife was borne 

July the 26 : 1704 
Anthony the son of Gilbert Wenslow and Mercy his wife was borne 

Aprill the 24 : 1707 
Mercy the Daughter of Gilbert Winslow and Mercy his wife was 

borne August the 1 : 17 10 
Sarah the Daughter of Solomon Hewett and Sarah his Wife was 

borne November the 17 : 170S 
Solomon Hewet and Sarah his Wife had a son borne March the 23 : 

1 7tt 

Mercy the Daughter of John Kent and Sarah his wife was borne 

Marc[h] the 18 : 17}'/ 
Hannah the Daughter of Winter Hewett and Hannah his wife w[as] 

borne May the 23 : 1 7 1 1 
Hannah the Daughter of Jam[es] ffoord and Hannah his wife [was] 

borne October the 18 : 1705 
Michall the son of James ffoord and Hannah his wife borne Aprill 

the 23 : 17 10 

[p. 25] Mary the Daughter of Isaac Little and Mary his wife was 

borne September the 9 : 1704 
Isaac the son of Isaac Little and Mary- his Wife was borne Aprill the 

3 rd : 1710 
Abigale the Daughter of Kenelm Winslow and Abigale his wife was 

borne June the 25 : 1707 
Nathaniell the son of Kenelm Winslow 7 and Abigale was borne Aprill 

the 21 : 1709 
Neomi and Elizabeth the Daughters of Joseph Phillips and Mercy 

his wife were borne October the 2^ : 17 11 
Elizabeth Tilden the Daughter of Stephen Tilden and Abigale his 

wife was borne January the 17 . 1700 
Mary the Daughter of Stephen Tilden and Abigale his wife was borne 

June the 14 : 1703 
Christopher the son of Joseph Tilden and Joanna his wife was borne 

October the 3 : 1 7 1 1 
Isaac the son of Benjamin Phillips and Sarah his Wife was borne 

March the 5 : 170 § 
[aw«]thiah the Daughter of Benja[m]in Phillips and Sarah his wife 

[w]as borne ffebuary y e 27 : 1704 

(To be continued.) 



Joseph 7 - A Ulcus Will and Inventory. Ji 



JOSEPH 2 ALDEN'S WILL AND INVENTORY. 

Transcribed from the Original Records, 
By George Ernest Bowman. 

Joseph 2 Alden, son of John and Priscilla (Mullins) Alden, 
died at Bridgewater, Mass., on 8 February, 1696/7, as shown 
by a statement in the record of his inventory, his wife Mary, 
the daughter of Moses Simmons, surviving him. His will and 
inventory are recorded in the Plymouth County Probate Records, 
Volume I, pages 256 and 257. The original documents are 
missing from the files. 



[Joseph 2 Alden's Will.] 

[p. 256] These are to publish and Declare to all whome it may 
concern that I Joseph Alden sen r of y e Town of Bridgwater 
in y e County of plimouth in New England being of sound 
judgment and memory Do ordain and make my last will and 
Testament in maner following my Immortall soul I do Humbly 
Resign into y e mercyfull hands of Almighty God my creator 
hoping through y e merrits and mediation of Jesus Christ to 
obtain pardon and Salvation my Body I Commit to y e Earth 
from whence it was to be Decently Interred at y e Discretion 
of my executors and the Rest of my christian friends. And 
as Touching Such worldly Estate as God hath Blessed me 
withall I Dispose of it in maner and forme as followeth. 

Imp r s I Give to my son Isaac fifty Acres of land which 
he lives upon . further I Give him Ten acres more which I 
gave him liberty to take up : more Ten Acres of Swamp . more 
two acres of upland which he hath taken up in lievv of the 
upland belonging to Coasters kitchen meadows . one Acre more 
of meadow at Byrams hole which he hath hitherto Enjoyed 
more I give to him Half my meadow lott in Byrams hole In 
consideration whereof my will is that he allow to my son Joseph 
Three acres out of the aforementioned ten acres of Swamp 
further I Give to my son Isaac Half my Sixty acres of land 
between Byrams Hole and the Sawmill All which lands above 
mentioned I Say I Give to him and to his heirs and Assigns 
for Ever. 



72 Joseph 1 Aldcris Will and Inventory. 

Item I Give to my Son Joseph The land whereupon he 
lives of which have already Given him Assurance by written 
Deed . further I give to him Twenty Acres lying upon the 
Great River Below Goodman Bayleys land . ffurther I Give 
Between my two sons Joseph and John Ten Acres of land to 
be taken up to be equally Divided Between them which said 
lands as aforesaid I Give to him and to his Heirs and Assigns 
for ever. Item I Give to my Deare Wife my Homestead With 
all the Housing thereupon and all my other lands joyning there- 
unto more I Give unto her Ten acres of land upon the piaine 
more two woodlots lying on the left hand of y e way to Thomas 
Washbourns And my will is That my Son John Shall have the 
use and Improvement thereof for his and my wife's Comfort 
during her life time And that after her decease my son John 
Should enjoy it all Together with half my Sixty Acres above 
mentioned lying near the Sawmill And half my lott of meadow 
in Byrams hole All which parcels of land I Say I do give to 
him and to his heirs and Assigns for Ever : ffurther I Give 
All my moveables to my wife to dispose of as she shall se 
Cause I Give to my three sons Isaac Joseph and John all my 
Right and Interest in y e Majors Purchase and Also in y e undi- 
vided lands belonging to my purchase Right to be equally 
Divided amongst them And finally I do Constitute make and 
ordaine Mary my wife executrix & my son John Joynt executo r 
of this my last will & Testament utterly Renouncing Revoking 
& disclayming all other wils and Testaments whatsoever In 
witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this 
fourteenth day of December in y e year of our Lord one 
thousand six hundred ninety and six. 

Signed Sealed pronounced and Joseph Alden sen r 

declared in the presence of us y e his mark & a (seal) 

Subscribers viz 1 
Pallatiah Smith 

Thomas Delano [ 

Joseph Hay ward 

Memorandum pallatiah Smith Thomas Delano and Joseph 
Hayward the witness here named appeared and made oath 
before W m Bradford Esq r Judge of probate on y e io :h day of 
march 169!; That they were present & saw & heard Joseph 
Alden the Testator above named Sign Seal & declare y e Instru- 
ment above written to be his last will And that to y e best of 
their Judgment he was of sound disposing mind & memory 
when he did y e same 

Attest Sam 1 Sprague Register 

I 



Josef) Jr Alderis Will and Inventory. 73 

[p. 257] William Bradford Esq r Commissionated &c for y* e 
Granting of y e probate of wils and Letters of Administration 
within y e County of plimouth &c To all to whome these pres- 
ents shall come or may concern Greeting Know ye that on the 
tenth day of march 169/2 Before me in plimouth The will of 
Joseph Alden late of Bridgwater deceased to these presents 
Annexed was proved approved and allowed who having while 
he lived and at the time of his Death Goods Chattels Rights 
and Credits The sd Deceased and his said will in any maner 
Concerning was committed unto Mary his wife and John his 
Son Executors in the same will named Well and faithfully to 
Administer y e same and to make a true and perfect Inventory 
of all and Singular the Goods Chattels Rights and Credits of 
y e sd deceased and y e same to exhibit into y e Registers orhce 
of y e said County according to law Also to Render a plain and 
true account of their said Administration upon oath. In Testi- 
mony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and the seal of 
y e sd Office. Dated at plimouth the tenth day of march 16 )2 
Samuel Spr'ague Register. William Bradford 

[Joseph 2 Alden's Inventory.] 

The Inventory of y e estate of Joseph Alden sen r who 
deceased y e 8 th of ffebr 169 2 

£ * «' 

Imp r s : Eleven Shirts • • 1 • • • 

More Linnen . • 2 . . . 

More Linnen • • 1 10 . 

More wearing Cloaths hats and Shoose • • 6 1 & • 

More for Beds and Bed Cloathing ■ 1 1 • • • 

More cloathing • • 2 . . . 

More for pewter Brass and Iron vessels and Lumber . .9 10 . 

More for Amies and Ammunition • • 1 15 • 

More for Cart and plows with all iron tooles • - \ • • • 

More for Corne and other provision "• -5 • • ■ 

More for Cattel horse kind and swine -28 10 • 

More in Debts Due • • 1 IO • 

More in Books • • • IO • 

More in Timber and Boards • • 1 • • • 



Totall Sum 



This Inventory taken which is y e movable Estate of y 
abovesd Joseph Alden decesed by us this 3 d of march 169'i 
John Leonard 
Joseph Snow 
Samuel Ailin Jun r 



74 The Diary of Jabcz Fitch, Jr. 

John Alden one of y e executo r s of y e last Will & Testament 
of Joseph Alden late of Bridgewater deceased made oath before 
William Bradford Esq r Judge &c on y e 10 th day of march 
169* that the above Written is a true "inventory of y e Goods 
Chattels & credits of the said Deceased so far as he yet Know- 
eth and that if more shall come to his Knowledge he will cause 
it to be added. 

Attest Sam 1 Sprague Register 



THE DIARY OF JA3EZ FITCH, JR. 

(Continued from Vol. I',/. 2j2.) 

ye TI th* J W ent with y e working Party over to y e Island to 
Make Fasheans &c. This Day there was a Gun fired once 
in Two Hours to Call in our People that Had Got Lost in y e 
woods By Fleaing from y e Enimy which Signal Cald in Many 
of our Men — In y e Evening Col : Fry & Capt : Hitchcok 
Came in 

y e 12 th Several Men Got in that Com from y e Lake This 
Day y e Militia Marcht over y e River onto y e Perade Soposing 
to Go forward But was Immediately Orclerd Back which Dis- 
pleasd y e Solders Greatly &c — In y e afternoon Pride & I went 
a Swiming about this Time y e Troop Arrivd from Hartford — 

Toard Night Edward Foster Give Me Several Bloos in y e 
Fais for which Capt : Wells Confind Him &c — 

Fort Edward Aug 1 '13 th 1757 In y e Morning a Number of 
the Provensiels that Came from the Lake Since y e Fort was 
Surrenderd Went of to Go Home — a Detachment of y e Ragu- 
lars was Sent into y e Fort to Do Duty there — After y e Guard 
was Relievd Serj* Giles & I went Over y e River & Down to 
the Incampment of y e Millitia there I Se Col : Whitney & 
Maj r Henman — I Found out one Ins n Stephens from Canaan 

I Had Considrable Discors with Him & Several others from 

them Parts — In our Travel I Se Jabez Bingham of Salsberry 
He Told Me that Billa Fitch was Up Here But I Couldn* 
Finde Him &c About 1 oClok we Came Home Then I Lit 
of LandLord Benton of Hartford I went with Him & Toock 
a Vieu of y e Fort — After Gun Firing this PIvening there- 
was a French Officer that was Sent in Here Guarded threw 
y e Camp Blinde folded and Sent off — His Buisness Here is 
Private as all other Affairs 

* August, 1757- 



The Diary of Jabcz FitcJi, Jr. 75 

Sunday y e 14 th It was A Vary Pleasent Morning I went 
Down Below y e Garden alone & Staid their Seme time Did 
Som Writing &c . then I Came Back & went to Meeting there 
y e 62 nd Psalm was Sung — The Eldest Boston Chaplen Preachcl 
from Psalm 124 th S th &e : This Afternoon the Sun was In y e 
Eclips But it was So Clouded that we Could Scaircely Per- 
seve it — at Night I went Upon y e Piq 1 with Capt :' Fitch 
Soon after we Mounted it Began to Rain &: Provd a Vary Wet 
Night I went y e Rounds with y e Capt once an Flour which 
was Vary Uncomfortable — This Night about Gun Firing there 
Came In a Flag a truce from y e Lake they went away about 
Dailight Down — also this Night y e French Burnt Fort W ra 
Henry — We Se y e Light of y e Fire Most of y e Night — 

ye jjjth j n ye Morning all y e Granodears with a Considrable 
Detachment of v e Ragulers was Sent of to Meet our Prisoners 
who are at y e Lake — y e Fore Part of y e Day was Rainy . 
But it Cleard of about Noon 

a Troop of Hors Came in Here this Day from Weathers- 
field Col : Pitkin Came in this Day — Before Night our Party 
Returnd with our People from y e Lake Col : Monroe Rid in 
on a Hors Col : Young was Brought in on a Bear — they 
Brought in a Small Brass Cannon with them — Serj : Burrows 
Came in and Elcana Meech that I Knew — At Night our Piq 1 
was was Relievd as L T sual &c — 

y e 16 th In y e Morning I Had Some Discors with Elcana 
Meach He told Me He Should Not Set out for Home while 
Tomorow But Soon after I Hered He was Gon This After- 
noon our Drumer Gave Me an Ear of Corn & an Egg which 
Tasted Vary Good — 

ye j^th i n ye Morning there was a Detachment Sent of 
for Saratoge — Corp 1 Jacob Andrus James Baldwain & Rowlen 
Rogers went out of our Company — I Here that y e Millitia 
are Orderd Home — I Se Land Lord Benton Go off 

y e 18 th I was orderd for y e Grass Guard with 12 Men then 
I went Over to y e Island and Took y e Charge of 35 Cattle 
& Brought them over y e River and Bated them on y e Plain 
all Day — About Noon I went Home to My tent & Rec d a 
Letter from My Father Dated Aug* 5 th another from Brother 
Pelatiah Dated y e I st Instant at Night I Carryd y e Cattle Back 
to ye Island Se Lieu 1 Waterman who Just arrivd from Nor- 
wich I Rec d a Letter of Him from My Father this Night I 
Rec d another from Brof Elisha & one from Brother Rudd — 

y e 19 th In y e Morning I Wrote a Letter to My Father 
& another to Brother Pelatiah — this Day I Rec d another from 



/6 The Diary of Jabes Fitdi, Jr. 

Brother Elisha &c : this Evening there was a Smart Thunder 
Shower 

ye 20 th j t was v ar y Showery Weather in y e afternoon Serj* 
Giles & I Went Over onto y e Plain togather — at Night Chap- 
pel & I Bought Sum Fresh Fish & Invited y e Capt : to Sup- 
per with Us 

Sunday y e 21 st In y e Morning Capt : Putnam went out for 
a Long Scout Lieu 1 Durke & Ens n Tracy went with Him &c : 

Toard Night M r Bell Came to Se Me &c — 

ye 22 nd i n ye Morning I Went into y e Fort to work With 
a Party & was Orderd at y e Ditch y e out Side of y e Fort — 
The Weather About this time Continued Vary Lowerv for 
Many Days — at Night My Party was Paid off I Gave a Rec 1 
for £-$ : 13 s York Corency &c 

ye 23 rd There was a Story Made that y e Army of French 
were Coming Down y e Lake again But it was Soon found to 
Be Fals This Evening I Heard a Considra Banter Betweiid 
Capt : Gallup & Lieu 1 Hirleyhy &c — 

y e 24 th In y e Morning Capt : Fitch Told Me He Had Ben 
Settleing an old Affair &c — 

Serj 1 Giles & I went Down to y e Brickils to Se Serj 1 
Avery — After we Came Back I went to His Tent & Heard 
a Fiddle Some time &c — 

at Night Davis of Capt : Gallups Company was Whipt 150 
Lashes for Braking into y e Stores & Geting Rhum y e Night 
Before — 

This Night there was 4 Men Got in that Ran away from 
Moraall & was iS Day on their Pasage they Bring Some In- 
telagence of Lord Loudens Being Enterd In S t Larrence & 
Building a Strong Fort in a Plais where He Can Command y e 
Whol River 

y e 25 th In y e Afternoon I Bought 7 Plums for a Copper 
This Night Robert Jaquais of Cap 1 Gallups Company was 
Whip 1 120 Lashes for Unfaithfullness on His Post & Sam h 
Chapman of Cap 1 Wellss Company was whip 1 50 for y e Same 
Crime &c. Then I went on y e P'iq 1 It fell to My Lot to Go 
on y e Piq 1 at y e Right with Lieut : Sherman of y e Rhod Island 

Reg 1 y e weather was Vary Pleasent Capt : Gallup went y e 

Rounds 4 times in y e Night — 

,,e 26 th I Had Considrable Discorce with our Officer vSc 
Corp 1 Tucker of y e 35 th Reg 1 who Acquainted Me with Con- 
sidrable war Like Affairs &c : — at Night we was Rel d as 
Usual &c. Aug 1 26 th 1757 

(7t> bd continue J.) 



John 2 Dotys Will and Inventory* yy 



JOHN 2 DOTY'S WILL AND INVENTORY. 

Transcribed from the Original Records, 
By George Ernest Bowman. 

John 2 Doty, son of Edward and Faith (Clark) Doty, died at 
Plymouth, and his death is entered on the town records [Vol. I, 
p. 203] as follows : "John doty senior deceased May S th 1701." 
His will and inventory are recorded in the Plymouth County 
Probate Records, Volume I, pages 341-343. The only original 
document in the files is the inventory, which is badly stained 
and somewhat worn on the edges. The copy of the inventory 
here presented was made from the original document, the il- 
legible places being supplied from the record. 



[John 2 Doty's Will.] 

[p. 341] The last Will & Testament of John Dotey sen r of 
Plimouth. I being Sick & weake of Body & not knowing how it 
may Please God to deal with me yet being of disposeing mind 
& memory do dispose as followeth of my worldly Estate which 
god has Given me Imprimis I Give to my Eldest son John 
Dotey a hundred Acres of upland at Doteys Plaine And thirty 
acres of upland at Indian Pond and a Grant of four acres of 
meadow. Item I Give to Sarah my wife The third of y e 
Income or profits of my farme and one Roome in my Dwelling 
house during her widdowhoode further I Give to my wife Two 
Cows & one Great Trunk and an jron pott & one ffeather bed 
with furniture belonging to it. 

Item I Give to my four youngest Sons Isaac Dotey & 
Samuel Dotey Elisha Dotey and Josiah Dotey All my Home- 
stead Housing & upland belongng to y e farme whereon I now 
live and Ten acres of meadow at Doteys meadow more or less 
I further Give to my four sons Isaac Samuel Elisha & Josiah 
All my whole Stock undisposed of viz r oxen Cows & Sheep & 
Cattell of all sorts not disposed of with all my Implements of 
Husbandry Provided y e Debts being first Paid. Item I Give to 
my Daughter Elizabeth Moss a two year old Heiffer Item I 
Give to my Daughter Martha A ffeather Bed With furniture 
belonging to it Item I Give y e Oarter Part of my Ketch to my 



?S John 1 Dotys Will and Inventory. 

four youngest Daughters Martha Sarah [p. 542] Patience and 
Desire Item I Give to Martha one Pewter Platter Item I Give 
all y e Rest of my Household Stuff one- third part to my wife & 
the Remainder to my four youngest Soils viz* Isaac Samuel 
Elisha & Josiah Dotey And I do make & Appoint my loving 
wife Sarah Dotey to be y e sole Executrix of this my last Will 
and Testament And I desire my loving Brother John Rickard 
to be helpful! to my sd Wife in the management of it This I do 
acknowledge to be my last Will and Testament whereunto I 
have set my hand and Seal this fifteenth April 1701 
Signed Sealed & The mark X of John Dotey sen r (seal) 

Delivered In y e 
presence of 
William Ring 
Eleazer Ring 
William ShurtlirT 

Plimouth y e third day of June 170 1 Before W m Bradford 
Esq r Appeared William ShurtlirT William Ring and Eleazer 
Ring y e witnesses to y e within written will and made oath that 
they were present & saw and heard John Dotey y e Testator 
within named Sign Seal & declare y e within written Instrument 
to be his last Will and testament And that to the best of their 
Judgment he was of sound disposing mind & memory when he 
did y e same. 

Attest Sam 1 , Sprague Register 

memorandum That on y e day abovesd y* Sarah Dotey Relict 
of y e sd John Dotey deceased & sole executrix of y e within 
written will before Probate & allowance of y e same declared 
that she did & doth Reserve to her self the benifit of y e law 
Respecting her dower or thirds in y e Housing & lands of y e 
sd Deceased any thing to y e Contrary thereof Contained in sd 
Will. 

William Bradford Esq r Commissionated &c for y e Granting 
of y e Probate of wils & letters of Administration within y e 
County of Plimouth, To ail to whome these presents shall come 
or may concern Greeting know ye that on y e third day of June 
Anno Domini 1701 Before me in Plimouth, The Will of John 
Dotey late of Plimouth husbandman to these presents annexe 
was proved approved and allowed who having while he lived 
& at y e time of his Death Goods Chattels Rights & Credits 
The said deceased & his said Will in any manner Concerning 



JoInP- Doty s Will and Inventory. 79 

was Committed unto Sarah his wife Executrix in y e same Will 
Named Well & truly to Administer \- same And to make A 
true & perfect Inventary of all & Singular y e Goods Chattels 
Rights & Credits of the sd Decease d and the same to exhibit 
into y e Registers office of y e sd County according to law Also 
to Render a true & playn account of her Administration upon 
oath In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand & y e 
seal of y e sd office. 

Dated at Plimouth y e third day William Bradford (seal) 

of June An Dom 1701 
Sam 1 Sprague Register 



[John 2 Doty's Inventory.] 

May : the 17 th : i;oi 
An Inventory of the Estate of John Doty of Plimouth 
Deceased 
Imp r mis 

To wareing Clothes hatt : Stockins <£: gloves 
To : 3 : Shirts & neckcloth & Shoose 

In the Lower Roome 
To : 1 : bed : 1 : bolster : 1 : pillow : 2 : blanketts : 

2 Sheets : 1 : Coverled 
To 1 : paire Curtains & valliens : iS s : & : 1 : Bed- 
steed 5 Shillings 
To : 1 : old trundle bedsteed : 3 s : 1 : old Cupbord : 

11 s : & 1 table 6 shillings 01 00 

To : 1 : old Cradle :5 s : one box : i s : six Chaires : 8 5 

& two old wheeles 6 Shillings 01 00 

To : 1 : Sheet & old towell : 8 3 : one Cupbord Cloth : 

3 s : & four pailes at : 2 s 00 13 

To : 1^ : dozen wooden trenchers : -Dishes Cann & 

tunnell 00 03 

To : 7 : Spoones : 2 s : nine porr[eng]ers 1 bason : 1 : 

plaite : one beacer & 3 : Cups :7 s : 00 09 

To : 2 quart potts 4 s one [bason 4 s ] rive platters 20 s : 

& 4 : platters : 10 s 01 1 8 00 

To Earthen ware 3[ s : 8 d two Bottles & 1 glass C]upp 

: is 2 d 00 o[4 10] 

To 1 : great Iron Kittle :7 s : one [little ketjtle 3 s : 6 d : 00 10 06 
To : 1 : Iron pott :7 s : one old Iron pott 3 s & 1 : 

great Iron pott : 13 s 01 03 00 

To : 1 : warming pan : 5 s : one frying pan : i s : & 

1 : Smoothing Iron & heaters 2 s 00 oS o[o] 

r° *• 1 : paire Andjrons : i £ 03 s one pair tonges 

& Slice : 5 s 01 oS 00 



£ 


s 


d 


007 


°S 


06 


01 


04 


00 


°5 


: 03 


: 00 


01 


03 


00 



CO 



02 


I I 


OO 


OI 


°3 


OO 


OO 


c6 


06 


OO 


04 


OO 


OO 


05 


OO 



80 John 2 Doty's Will and Inventory. 

To : 1 : Spitt 3 s : two : tramells : 6 s : one brass Kittle 
: 12 s : & 1 : Long gunn : i £ 10 s 

To : 1 gunn : 10 s : two old Swords : io Q : one belt : 3 s 
To 2 Catouch boxes : 2 s : four leads & : 1 : line : 4 s 

6 d 
To : 1 : pouch & horns : 1 : pair meettings * : 2* : two 

Sieves & : 1 : halfe bushell : 2 s 
To : wooden Lomber : 4 s : & one lend & line : i s 

In the Chamber 
To : 1 : bed : 1 : bolster : 1 : blankett : 1 : Coverlid 

& one old Sheet : 3- 19 s o d 03 19 00 

To : the Smallest Bed & bolster : 1 : blankett : 1 : 

Rugg & 1 : old Sheet 
To : 2 : bedsteeds : 14 s : one paire Curtaines &: val- 

lienes : 1S 5 : 
To 1 : paire fine Sheets : 1S 3 one Sheet : 7 s : one 

towel & : 1 : table Cloth : 3 s 
To : 4 : Cushenes :7 s : one Small box : i s : one pair 

Spectacles : i s 
To : 1 : Small Trunck : 2 s : one Great trunk : 9 s : one 

Chest : 5 s 
To : 2 : pair Cards : 2 s : & one Chamber pott : 3 s 6 d 
To : 2 : Chaires : 5 s : one Churn : i s : & About : 30 

pound of feathers : i £ 15 5 o d 
To : 4 : axes : 8 s : one Spade : 5 s : three hoes : 8 s : & 

one Sieth & Snaeth : 4 s 
To : 1 : hamer : 1 : fro : 1 : horse Chaine : 5 s : & 

Some old Iron : 6 s : 
To :"3 : peices of Eight : iS s & : 1 : paire Stockins : 

3 S : 
To : 6 : oxen : att : :: € : & 5 : Cowes with their 

Calves att : 15 s 
To : 3 : Cowes <Sc : 1 : heifTer [3 years] old att : 10 

pound 
To : 4 . heiffers : at 6 £ 10 s one *Bull att : i £ : 10 s : & 

one old Bull : at : 2 +J 05 5 
To : one : 4 : yeare old : Steere 3 £ 8 s & 3 yearlings 

at: 3 £ io» 
To : 24 : Sheep : & 8 : Lambs : at : 9 s 15 s : & one 

Mair & Colt . one pound 10 15 00 

To : 1 : horse att home : with bridle Saddle & fetters 

att : 3 £ 10 s 03 10 00 

To : Another horse : forty Shillings : & to : 7 : Swine 

att : 3 £ 05 s 05 °5 °° 

To : 1 : Cart : & wheeles bolt & Shackles & Rope 

Att : 4 £ : °4 co 00 

To 1 : plow : & Irons bolt & Shackles : at : 12 s co 1 2 00 

* Recorded as " mittons." 



°3 


09 


00 


01 


1 2 


00 


01 


08 


00 


00 . 


09 


00 


00 


16 


00 


00 


°5 


06 


02 


01 


00 


01 


°5 


00 


00 


11 


CO 


01 


01 


OO 


37 


[00 


00] 


[10 


00 


00] 



06 iS 00 



Jo/ur Doty s Will and Inventory. 



Si 



To 3 : ox yoaks & Iron Staples & hookes at : 6 s : & 2 

Chaines at : 10 s 00 

To one quarter parts of the Catch his Son John Doty 

went in 30^ 00 s 30 

To : 1 : Cannoo : 15 s : & A Croscutt Saw : S s : & : jj 
of A hatchel : 8 s : & A brake : 2 s 



16 00 



The Estate of John Doty Deceased Is Dr 

To : m r John Murdo 

To : M r Nath 11 Thomas 

To : M r Thomas palmer for : 2 : Journeys & Medicins 

To Richard Cooper 

To : Doctor Loreing for Medicins 

To John foster 

To Doctor L Barrone 

To Nath 11 Clarke for A Coffin 

To James Barnaby 

To : James Win slow 

To William Shirtclife 

To Samuell King Sener 

To Isaac Tinkcom 

To John Rickard 

To John Rouse 

To Samuell Dunham 

To Isaac Doty 

To Thomas holmes 

To hannah Rickard 



Due to y e estate from 
Allexander Cannada 
Theophilus Doty 
Robert Stanford 

An Inventary Taken by us Underwritten 
Nathaniel Southworth 
John Rickard 
John Sturtevant 



01 


1 3 


00 


163 


°3 


01 


£ 


s 


d 


01 


*7 : 


S 


14 • 


19 : 


s; 


01 : 


c6 : 





01 : 


00 : 


I* 


00 : 


16 : 


00 


00 


04 


06 


00 


06 : 


00 


00 : 


06 : 


00 


00 


12 


cS 


00 


17 


I 


01 


02 


06 


00 


J 5 


06 


00 


02 


GO 


°5 


01 


oS 


10 


00 


CO 


00 


°3 


00 


°3 


l 9 


00 


°3 


00 


CO 


00 


°5 


00 


46: 


1 5 : 


oil 


01 


02 


00 


01 


°5 


00 


00 


06 


00 



memorand that on y e 3- d day of June 1701 appeared Sarah 
Dotey Relict & widdow of y e sd ]n° Dotey deceased & Execu- 
trix of his last will & Testament & made oath before William 
Bradford Esq r That y e above & within written is a true Inven- 
tary of y e Goods chattels Rights & Credits of y e sd deceased so 



*This is recorded as " 1 — I — O," but the total, which is the same in both 
iginal and record, shows the reading here given to be correct. 



82 Harwich^ Mass., Vital Records. 

far as she knows & that if more shall come to her knowledge it 
shall be Added 

Attest Sam 1 Sprague Resist 1 " 



HARWICH, MASS., VITAL .RECORDS. 

{Continued from page jd.) 

Thankfull maker daughter to John and mary maker was born in 

may 25 day 17 16 
mary maker Daughter to John and mary maker was born in July 

13 day 17 18 
Jonathan maker Son to John and mary maker was Born in June 

about the 13 day 1720 
Elezebeth Daughter to John and mary maker was Born in June the 

22 day 1722 
and Joshua maker was born in Sep c 16 1725 
Bursel maker Son to John and mar}- maker was Born in in December 

the 6 day 1727 
David maker Son to John and man maker was born in July the 26 

day 1731 
Hannah maker Daughter to John and mar}- maker was born in 

December 11 day 1734 
Isaac Tucker son to John and Elener Tucker was Born in december 

8 day 17 19 
John Tucker son to John and Elener Tucker was born in April 3 day 

17 18 
wiliam Tucker son to John and Elener Tucker was born in June 12 

day 1722 

[p. 79] Susanna Cenirick daughter to Edward and deborah Cenirick 

was born January 21 th : 1713/14 
Jonathan Cenirick son to Edward and Deborah Cenirick was born in 

November the 1 4 day 1 7 1 5 one munday 
Experanc baker daughter to wiiliam and benit baker was born April 

the 4 day 17 14 
Thanckfull hopkins Daughter to Stephan and searah Hopkins was 

born in Apriel in The year 1700 
Elkanah Hopkins son to Stephan and Sarah Hopkins was born in 

August "the 12 day 1702 
Thomas Hopkins son to Stephan and Sarah Hopkins was born in 

June in The year 1705 
Ebenezer hopkins son to Stephan and Sarah Hopkins was born in 

January in the year 1706/7 
mary hopkins daughter to Stephan and Sarah Hopkins was born in 

The year 1708/9 



Harwich, Mass., Vital Records. S3 

phebey Hopkins daughter to Stephan and Sarah hopkins was born in 

July 1 1 day 1 7 1 1 
Hanah Hopkins daughter to Stephan and Sarah hopkins was born 

in November The 4 day 17 14 

[p. 82] John Berry and Susanna Crowell were married January 

29 : 1713 
Edward Kinnirick and Debora Tucker were married April 30 : 17 13 
Jonathan Small and Damoras winslow were marriad on July 30 : 17 13 
Ebenezer paine and Rebecka mayo marred one August 12 : 17 14 
George weekes and Deborah vvhing marred one October 15 : 17 14 
John maker and mary hopkins were marred November 5 : 17 14 

by m r Nathanaell Stone 
Josiah nickerson and Rachel macor wear married the twentieth day 

of January 17 14/15 before Nathanaell ffreeman Justes of the 

peeac 
Joseph Johnson and marcy Nickerson were married on the first day 

of April 17 14 by m r Nathanaell freeman Justes of the peace 
Nathanaell Snow and hannah parslow ware married on the sixth day 

of October Anno : 17 15 by m r nathanaell ffreeman Justes of 

the peece 
October 6 th 17 15 Then Joseph Cole & marcy hinkly were married 

in harwich by me Joseph doane Justice peace 
Benjaman hatch and mary Banges wear married one August 1 1 : 

17 15 by m r Nathanaell Stone 
Jonathan Cob and Sarah hopkins ware married one October 20 : 

17 1 5 by m r nathanaell Stone 
philip Rusell and hanah paine ware married one January the 20: 

1 71*5/16 by m r Nathanaell Stone 
Nathanaell Rogers and Elezebeth Crosby ware married one febary 

17 15/16 by m r Nath 11 Stone 
April 5 day 17 16 Then Nathanaell gould & grace Hurd ware married 

in hanvich by me Joseph doane Justice peace 
on September 20: 17 16 Nathan Turner and fear Baker were married 

By m r Nath 11 Stone 
may 24 day 17 17 daved and Ann negroos ware married 
June 14 day 17 17 John Tucker and Elener Clark ware married 
August 29: 17 17 Thomas huckens and Rachel Snow ware marred 
febuary 13 day 17 17/18 Benjamin hopkins and Rachel Linclon ware 

married 
febuary 20 day 1717/1S Joseph mayo and Abegal myrick ware mar- 
ried Nath 11 Stone 

[p. 89] patance paine daughter to Ebenezer and Rebekah paine and 
Josep paine son to Ebenezer and Rebekah paine their twins 
wear both born in march the 29 day 17 15 

Rebekah Paine daughter to Ebenezer and Rebekah Paine was Born 
in April the 3 day 1 7 1 7 



84 Harwich^ Mass., Vital Records. 

mary paine daughter to Ebenezer and Rebekah pain was born in 

October 3 day 17 19 
hannah paine daughter to Ebenezer and Rebekah paine was bom in 

April 5 day 1 7 2 1 
Ebenezer paine son to Ebenezer and Rebakah paine was Lorn in 

november 1 day 1725 
Ebenezer paine son to Ebenezer paine was Born november 3 th 172S 
Abegirl weekes daughter to george and deborah weekes was born 

August 29 day 17 15 
mehitable weeks daughter to george and deborah weeks was Born 

in April 2 1 day 1 7 1 7 
Deborah weeks daughter to george and Deborah weeks was Born 

in July 26 day 171S 
Ammiel weeks son to george and Deborah weeks was Born in April 

the 10 day 1720 
Hannah weeks Daughter to george and Deborah weeks was Born 

in September the 20 day 1721 
Elezebeth Weeks Daughter to george and Deborah weeks was Born 

in September the 16 day 1724 
a son was Born to george weeks and deborah weeks his wife one 

the 24 day of January 1725/6 and he died about tweenty hours 

after he was born befor he was named 
Debroah Weeks wife to george Weeks died in february the 9 day 

1725/6 

[p. 90] hanah small daughter to Jonathan and damiras small was 
born August 20 day 17 15 and one the 7 day of the weeke 

phebey small daughter to Jonathan and damiras small was Born 
October 12 day 17 17 

Jonathan small son to Jonathan and damiras smarll was born may 
26 day 1 72 1 

Lidea Small daughter to Jonathan and Damiras Small was born in 
August the Sixth day 1725 

David Small Son to Jonathan and Damiras Small was born in July 
the 13 day 1729 

Elezer Robens son to Elezer and mehitable Robens was born in Jan- 
uary the 9 day 1739/40 

Joseph Johnson son to Joseph and marcy Johnson was born in 
August the 10 day 17 16 

Temperunce Peney Daughter to William Peney ju r and Deborah 
Peney his wife was Born in October 30 th 1739 

[p. 90a] Nathanaell myrick son to Benjaman myrick and Rebeckah 

myrick was born febuary 23 day 17 14/15 
Benjamin myrick son to Benjamin and Rebakah myrick was born in 

may 2 day 1 7 1 9 
william Peney son to william and hanah Peney was born may 2] ■ 

1716 



Harwich, Mass., Vital Records. S5 

John Peney son to wiliam and hannali peney was born in January 15 

day 1720/21 
Jacob hurd son to Jacob and Rebakah hurd was born december 17 

day 1720 

[p. 91] Thankfull maker daughter to John and mary maker was Born 

in may 25 day 17 16 
Danil Rogers Son to Elezer and martha Rogers was born in [*] the 

16 day 1732 

[p. 93] Nathanaell gould son to Nathanaell and grace gould was 

Born in march 23 day 17 16/17 
John gould son to Nath 11 and grace gould was Born in June 2 1 day 

1718 
Elezebeth gould Daughter to Nath 11 and grace gould was born Janu- 
ary 6 day 1719/20 
mary gould daughter to Nath 11 and grace gould was born July 12 

day 1 72 1 
phebe gould daughter to Nathanell and grace gould was born in 

April 30 day 1723 
Joseph gould son to Nathanaell and grace gould was born in may 

24 day 1725 
Abegal gould Daughter to Nathanaell and grace gould was born in 

April the 9 day 1727 
percilea gould Daughter to nath 11 and grace gould was born 
grace gould Daughter to Nathanaell and grace gould was Born April 

11 th day 1 73 1 
Solomon gould son Nathanaell and grace gould was Born in Sep- 
tember the 10 day 1733 
John Selew son to Philip and Elezebeth Selew was Born in march 

31 day 1717 
Asa Selew Son to philip and Elezebeth Selew was born march the 

14 day 17 18/19 
Philip Selew Son to philip Selew and Phoebee Selew his wife was 

Born in february the 12 day 1739/40 
Elizabeeth Selew Daughter to Philip & Pheba Selew his Wife was 

born July 31 1741 
veats nickerson Son to Jeremiah Nickerson and Deborah nickerson 

his wife was in September the 8 day 1735 
Kathrine Selew Daughter to Philip Selew & Pheba his Wife borne 

Oct r 21 st 1743 

[P- 95] Isaac king son to John and mary king his wife was born in 
June the 18 day 1730 

( To be continued.) 



* The month appears to be March, written over April. 



86 Captain Joseph 1 How land's Will and Inventory 



CAPTAIN JOSEPH^ HOLLAND'S WILL AND 
INVENTORY. 

Transcribed prom the Original Documents, 
By George Ernest Bowman. 

Capt. Joseph Rowland, the son of John and Elizabeth 
(Tilley) Howland, died at Plymouth in January, 1703/4. This 
statement is made twice in the records of the First Church 
(Part III, pages 1 and 6), and his will was dated 23 December, 
1703, and the inventory taken 31 January, 1703/4. 

The will and inventory are recorded in the Plymouth 
County Probate Records, Volume II, pages 43-45, but the 
transcript here presented is taken from the original documents, 
still preserved in the files. The will is twelve and three-fourths 
inches wide and sixteen and one-half inches high. It is badly 
cracked in the creases where it has been folded. The inven- 
tory is seven and seven-eighths by twelve inches and it is 
badly cracked. In a few cases it was necessary to complete 
the copy by comparison with the record. 

The will was evidently written out in 1691, and necessary 
changes made, and the codicil added, in December, 1703, as 
shown by the erasures and interlineations noted. 



[Capt. Joseph 2 Howlaxd's Will.] 

Be itt Known To all men by these presents That I Joseph 
Houland of the Towne of plimouth in the County of New plim- 
outh in New England Being Weake of Body but of perfect and 
sound Memory and understanding blessed be god yet Consider- 
ing my frailty and uncertainty of Abiding in this vaile of tears 
Doe therefore Make and ordaine, and by these presents I doe 
Make and ordaine these presents to be my last Will and Testa- 
ment to stand good and to Remaine firme and Inviolable for 
Ever in Manner and forme ffollowing Inprimis I will and be- 
queath my Body to the dust and my soule to god that gave 
it mee in hopes of A Joyfull Resurextion through the Merrits 
of my Deere Redemer and as for that Estate that that god 
hath given to mee I dispose of as ffolloweth In primis I due 
give unto My Deere and Loveing Wife Elizabeth Howland all 
My whole Estate both housing uplands and Meadow lands and 



Captain Joseph 1 Howland's Will and hivcnUny. 87 

Moveables to be for her use and support during her Natturall 
life* Item I doe give unto my sone Thomas I lowland all that 
my housing uplands and meadowlands that was given to mee 
By my father in law Capt Thomas Southworth lying in the 
Towneship of plimouth all which housing and lands I doe give 
unto my sone Thomas howland after My Wifs decease to him 
and his heirs for ever as allsoe I doe give unto my sone Thomas 
howland My long gun : and My Belt and Raper, Item I doe 
give unto my sone James howland My Now dweling nous and 
all the upland and medo that I am now posesed of King in 
Rockkenook as allsoe 4 Acrees of salt Marsh Meadow lying 
Neere Jons River bridg on the southerly syde of the Rever all 
which lands and meadows after my Wires decease I doe give 
unto my sone James howland to him and his for Ever (he the 
said James howland Allowing and paying unto his Three f sis- 
ters that is to say lydiahf howland Elizabeth howland and 
Marcy howland to each of them five pounds apeee.) as also 
one Muskeft] and a Cuttleas Item Wereas my sone Nathaniel 
hath thirty Acrees of uplan be it more or less and two acrees 
of meadow give to him by his granmother § howland lying on 
the notherly syde of Jons Rever I alsoe doe give unto him 
my sone Nathaniel Howland two Acrees of salt marsh meadow 
out [o]f the barkers that lyeth on the southerly side of Jons 
Rever || all which meadow I doe give unto my sone Nathaniel 
Howland to him and his heirs for Ever as also I doe give unto 
my sone Nathaniel howland A smale gun Item all other lands 
belonging unto mee that is not herein above disposed of I doe 
give it unto My deere and loving wife for her to dispose of to 
sell or otherwise to dispose of for her support and Comfort ; 
lastly I doe Appoint my deer and loveing Wife Elizabeth How- 
land to be the sole Execatrix of this my last will and testament 
to pay such debts as I owe and to Receive such debts as is 
owing unto me to se my Body deacently buryed and to defray 
the Charg thereof ; and I doe Request My two Sons Thomas 
howland and James howland *[ and Thomas faunce to be the 

*" or Widowhood " in the original was crossed out. These two words do 
not appear in the record. 

t " four" was crossed out and " Three " written above. 

% " Sarah howland," before the word " lydiah." was crossed out. 

§ See Mayflower Descendant. Ill : 55. 

!| "as alsoe two Acrees of upland meadow lying att Tons Rever meadow soe 
Caled " was crossed out in the original and does net appear in the record. 

•'The words "two Sons Thomas howland and James howland "are interlined 
in the original, above the words li Brother Isaac howland Edward Sothwoth " 
which are crossed out and do not appear in the record. 



88 Captain Joseph 2 /lowland's Will and Inventory. 

superadvisors of this my last Will and Testament Much Con. 
fiding in their love and faithfullnes to be helpfull to my said 
Execatrix in the acting and disposeing 01 perticklors according 

to the tenner here of Thus hopeing that this my last will and 
testament will be kept Revoaking all former wills eithe verbell 

or written I the said Joseph 1 lowland hath hereunto sett my 

hand and affixed my seale ; on the 23 d day of December one 

thousand sev n hundred and three 1703* 

Signed Sealed and declared to Joseph J H houl d (seal) 

be my last will and Testament his marke 

In presence of us Witneses 

Rebecca R Standford 

her marke 
Thomas A Palmer 

his marke 
Ephraim Little 

A Codicill to my Last will. 

Item . I do give and bequeath to my daughter mercy how- 
land Six Ewes and my three year old mare to be delivered to 
her, within twelve months after my decease, 

Item I do give to mary the daughter of my daughter Sarah 
howland deceased five pounds, to be paid to her by my Son 
James howland at y e Same time the five pounds apeice above 
Express d shall become due to my s d daughters Lydia Elizabeth 
& mercy howland. 

Item. I do give to my Son James howland all my part of 
y e tackling or Instruments of husbandry, w ch wee have used 
between us. 

Witness my hand & Seal y e day & year above written. 
In presence of us. Joseph J H howland (seal) 

Rebecca R Standford his marke 

her marke 
Thomas A palmer 

his marke 
Ephraim Little 

Memorand That M r EPhraim Little & Rebeca Stanford two 
of the Witneses to this above written Instrum 1 made oath that 
they saw the above named Joseph Howland Signe seale & heard 
him declare the abovewritten to be his last Will & Testament 

* The date was originally written " January one thousand six hundred ninty 
and one 169 1," but was altered to read as in the text. In the original will the 
day and month are doubtful and the record has here been followed. 



Captain Joseph 2 Rowland's Will and Inventory. 89 

& to the best of their understanding he was of a disposeing 
mind & memory when he so did & That Thomas Palmer the 
other Witness then also set to his hand as a witness of the 
same 

before me the 10 th day of March 1703 

Nathaniel Thomas Judge of Probats 

[On the back of the will.] Thomas Palmer the other Wit- 
ness named to this Instrument declared upon his oath that he 
was p r sent with M r EPhraim Little & Rebecca Stanford & 
heard M r Joseph Howland declare that a writing which was 
then p r sented was his last Will & Testament & that he set his 
marke to it as a Witness & he saw M r Little Stead)- M r how- 
lands hand when he signed said Will & that to the best of his 
understanding he was in his Right mind when he so did 
before me March 10 th 1703 

Nathaniel Thomas J Probats 

[II : 44*] Pli : ss Nathaniel Thomas Esq r : Appointed & Comi- 
sonated Judge of the Probates of wills & Granting letters of 
Administration &c : To all unto whome these presents shall 
Come Greeting Know yee that on the tenth day of March in 
the year of our Lord one thousand seven Hundred [p. 45] 
Hundred & three Before me at Piimouth in the County of 
Plimouth the Will of Capt : Joseph Howland late of Piimouth 
afores d deceased to these presents annexed was proved approved 
& allowed who having whilst he lived & at the time of his death 
Goods Chattels Rights or Creditts in the County afores d And 
the probate of the s d will & power of Comitting administration 
of all and singuler the goods Chattels Rights & Creditts of the 
s d deceased & also the hearing examining & allowing the 
accompts of the same by virtue thereof appertaining unto me ; 
The Administration of ail & singuler the goods Chattels Rights 
& Creditts of the s d deceased & his will in any manner concern- 
ing is hearby Comitted unto M r3 Elizabeth Howland Relict 
widdow of the s d Joseph Howland & sole Executrix in the same 
will named Well & faithfully to execute the s d will & to admin- 
ister the Estate of the s d deceased according thereunto & to 
make a true & perfect Inventory of all & singuler the poods 
Chattels Rights & Creditts of the s d deceased & to Exhibit t the 
same into the Registry of the Court of Probate for the County 
afores d at or before the twentythird day of June next ensueing 
& also to render a plaine & true accompt of her said administra- 

* Plymouth County Probate Records. 



°4 


10 


00 


°3 


06 


00 


°3 


14 


00 


oo 


04 


00 


08 


00 


00 


07 


00 


00 


01 


00 


00 



90 Captain JoscplP Howland' S Will and Inventory. 

tion upon oath In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my 
hand & the seale of the s cl Court of Probate dated at Plimouth 
afores d the day & year first above written. 
Nathaniel Thomas Register. Nathaniel Thomas. 

[Capt. Joseph 2 Howland's Inventory.] 

An Inventary of the Estate of Capt [Jose]ph howland late 
of plimouth deseaced Taken & apprised by us under written on 
the 3 1 day of January 1 70^- 

Imprimis in his waring apparill & Books 

Item in armes at 

Item in puter &: brass 

Item in one small silver Cupp 

Item in one bed & furnetur to it & Curtens 

Item in two beds & the furniture to them 

Item in Iron potts & kettle hangers huks & tongus 

Item in a grate table &: forme & Cupbard & 4 Chests 

& a box 04 00 

Item in Chairs one table & table lining & Earthen 

ware 
Item in one saddle & pillion 2 sives [on]e bag 
Item in New Cloath 

Item in one pare of small stillards [a]r,d a Jarr 
Item in 4 barrels & one Tubb 
Item in Neete Cattle one yook of oxen 
Item in 4 Cows 

Item in 2 three year old sters at 
Item in 2 too year olds & three [calvjes 
Item in 24 sheepe at 
Item in two Mars at 
Item in 3 swine at 
Item in Cart & plow and tackling 
Item in one spade one ffrow one drawing knife & ax &: 

sith 00 12 00 

Item in one pestle & morter <Sc one saw 2 hows & 

other small Iron tools co 13 00 

Item in 2 spining wheeles 00 oS 00 

• John bradford 
John Gray 
Thomas iTaunce 

Memorandum that on the 10 th day of march 170^ before 
Nath 11 Thomas Esq' : Jud^e of the Probate of wills &C : Eliza- 
beth Howland Executrix to the last will & testament of her 
Husband Capt Joseph Howfland] late of Plimouth Deceased 



02 


00 


00 


01 


00 


00 


°3 


CO 


00 


CO 


c6 


00 


00 


10 


00 


07 


10 


00 


1 1 


00 


CO 


03 


00 


[00] 


04 


00 


o[o] 


07 


04 


CO 


04 


00 


00 


00 


18 


00 


00 


15 


00 



Dennis y Mass., Vital Records. 91 

made oat[h thjat the above written is a true Inve[nto]ry of 

the Estate of the s d Deceased so fa[r as] she knoweth & when 
she knoweth of mor[e tjhat she wil] discover the same 

Xath 11 Thomas Register 



DENiNIS, MASS., VITAL RECORDS. 

{Continued from page 6.) 

Amos Howes born 24 June 1745 

Benjamin Howes born 1 June 1748 

John Howes born 26 of July 175 1 

Rebekah Howes born iS of March 1755 

Samuel Howes J r and Mary his wife Yarmouth a record of the births 

and names of his Children 
Samuel Howes born 9 of Aug 1 1737 
Josiah Howes born 13 of May 1739 
Mary Howes born 3 of may 1741 
Peter Howes born 22 of June 1743 
Mary Howes born 8 March 1745.6 

Elisha Howes born 8 of Sep. 1748 and died 5 . of Feb r 1748.9 
Lamuel Howes born 26 of March 1752 
Elizabeth Howes bom 5 of No r 1753 

[p. 11] Daniel and Mercy Sears of Yarmouth a Record of the Births 

and Names of their Children. 
Micajah Sears born 25 th of April 173S 
Jerusha Sears born 28 lh of June 1740 
Hannah Sears born 17 th of August 1742 
Daniel Sears born 17 th of June 1744 
Phebe Sears born 13 th of March 1747 
Paul Sears born 2 d of June 1750 
Enos Sears born 11 th of June 1752 
Aaron Crowel and Mercy his wife of yarmouth Record of the births 

and names of ther Children 
Reubn Crowel born 20 of June 1737 died 29 of July 1737 
Fear Crowel born 5 of Feb. 1738 
Sarah Crowel born 17 of April 1741 
Aaron Crowel born 4 of April 1743 

Reuben Crowel born 17 of Oc r 1745 died 19 of July 174 \worn\ 
Thankfull Crowel born 24 March 1748 
the Children of the said Aaron . and Priscilah his wif[e] 
Josiah Crowel born 12 of Oc r 1753 
Mercy Crowel born 21. of April 1757 



9 2 Dennis, Mass., Vital Record** 

Thomas Howes 3 d and Mercy his Wife of Yarmouth a Record of the 

Births and Names of their Children. 
Joshua Howes born 12 th of July 1 7 ^S 
Thankfull Howes 7 th of July 1740 died 30 th March 1741 
Thankfull Howes bom i st of November 1743 
Thomas Howes born 27 th of February 1745 
Mercy Howes born 27th of May 1750 
Joshua Howes Son to the above said Thomas and Mercy departed 

this Life . 5 th of June 1765. 

[p. 12] John and Deborah Sears of Yarmouth Record of the Births 
and Names of their Children 

Bathshabe Sears born 13 of Sep. 1739 

Kezia Sears born 26 Oc r 1740 

John Sears born 13 of Jan u 1741 and 31 of Jan. 1741 * 

Deborah Sears born 27 of Jan. 1742 

John Sears born 20 of July 1744 

Heman Sears born 1 1 of April 1746 

Freeman Sears born 25 of Sep. 1747 and died 6 of Jan. 1848.9 

Pricillah . Sears born 5 of April 1749 

Betty Sears born 3 of Dc r 1750 

Freeman Sears born 16 of June 1752 

the Children of the above said John and Priscillah his wife 

Freeman Sears was born 5 of July 1757 

Tamsen Sears born 3 of Jan. 1759 

Bethiah Sears born 10 of March 1761 

Tamsen Sears born 13 of Dc r 1758 

Lucy Sears born 15 of July . 1763 

Seth Sears born 8 of Dc r 1767 

Keziah Sears born 9 th of August 1773. 

Isaac Vincent and Martha his wife of Yarmuth Record of the births 
and names of ther Children 

Hannah Vincnt 23 of Sep r 1739 

Jonathan Vincent, born 9 of DC 1740 

Thankfull Vincent born 2 of Feb- V 17 — * and died 14 of March fol- 
lowing 

Seth. Vincent born 17 of Jan. 1742 and Died 17 Mach 1742.3 

Thankfull Vincent 22 of May 1744 

Ann Vincent born 7 April 1746 

Seth Vincent born 20 No r 1747 and died 4 of July 1748 

Isaac Vincent born 9 of July 1749 

the a bove name d Jonathan died 13 of Dc r 1749 

Mehetible Vincent bom 22 of Aug. 175 1 

John . Vincent . born 1 of Dc r 1752 

Jonathan Vincent born 23 of June 1754 

Joshua Vincent borne 24 of April 1757 

Martha Vincent born 21 of No v 1762 

*Sic. 



Dennis, Mass., Vital Records. 93 

[p. 13] Elisha Bassett and Ruhamah his wife Record of the births 

and Names of their Children 
Lydia Bassett born 14 of Aug' 1740 
Abigail Bassett born 30 of Jan r 1742 
Elisha Bassett born 14 of March 1744.5 
Samuel Bassett born 17 of April 1747 
William Bassett born 22 of June 1750 
Deborah Bassett born 30 Oc r 1752. 
Lot Bassett Born 22 of Jan. 1755 
James Baker and Keziah his wife Record of the Births and Names 

of their Children 
William Baker born 5 of July 1740 
James Bake born 30 of No r 1742 
Jerusha Baker born 25 Oc r 1744 
Sarah Baker born 17 of Sep r 1747 
Eldredge Bake born 13 of Feb. 1749.50 
Nathaniel Baker born 2 Jun .1763 
Mercy Bake born 19 Jan u 1755 
Keziah Baker born 1 1 of May 1757 
Sarah Baker born 2[*] March 1759 
Mercy Baker born 1 of May 1761 
Thomas Tobey and Mary his wife of Yarmouth Record of the births 

of their Children 
Stephen Tobey born 28 of June 1741 
Knowles Tobey born 22 of May 1744 
Samuel Tobey born 7 of April 1746 
Thomas Baxter and Zilpha his wife Record of the Births and names 

of their Chldren 
Benjamin Baxter born 20 of Sep. 1741 
Reuben Baxter born 2 . May 1745 
Stephen Baxter born 1 of July 1748 
Ruth Baxter born 5 of June 175 1 
Thomas Baxter born 3 . of Sep. 1755 
Zilpha Baxter born 1 of Oc r 1758 

[p. 14] Edmond Sears and Hannah his wife Record of the Births of 

their Chldren 
Edmund Sears born 3 of Jan r 1743 . 4 
Elizabath Sears born 16 of Oc r 1745 
Jane Sears born 17 of Nov r 1748 
Joshua Sears born 21 of July 175 1 
Joshua Sears born 1 of July 1753 
Christopher Sears born 16 of Aug . . 1756 
Elkanah Sears born 21 Oc r 1758 
Mercy Sears born 7 of March 1761 
Hannah Sears born 8 of Dec r 1766 
Temperance Sears born 9 of august 1764 

*The second figure is doubtful, apparently a 3 written over a 5. 






94 Douiis, Mass., Vital Records. 

Zachariah Sears and Mehitabe his wife a Record of the Births and 

names of their Chldren 
Peter Sears born 29 of July 1743 
Roland Sears born 3 of Feb. 1744.5 

Zachariah Sears born 13 Feb. 1746 died 7 of April 1747 
Bethiah Sears born 2S of Aug . . 1748 
Mehetable Sears born 2 . of Sep . . 1750 
Zachariah Sears born S of July 1752 
Hannah Sears born 25 of June 1754 
Joseph Sears born . 20 of July . 1756 
Barnabas Crosbey and Mehetable his wife a record of the births and 

names of their Chldren 
Jane Crosbey born 20 of Aug. 1741 
Ann Crosbey born 25 of May 1743 
Barnabas Crosbey born 2 of Feb. 1744.5 
Mehetable Crosbey borne 19 of July 1746 
Nathan Crosbey born 13 of April 1749 
David Crosbey born 5 of March 1751 
Phebe Crosbey born 5 of Dec r 1752 
Susannah Crosbey born 26 of No r 1754 
Levi Crosbey born 12 of Feb. 1759 

[pages 15 and 16 missing] 

[p. 17] Joshua Crowel and Tabathy his wife the Births and Names of 

their Children foll[ows] 
Joshua Crowel born 5 of Feb : 1746.7 
Hezekiah Crowel born 4 of June 1749 
Shubal Crowel born 2S of July 1751 
Tabathy Crowel born 9 of Xo r 1753 
Jamima Crowel born 50 of March 1756 
Lucy Crowel born 10 of .March 17 Co 
Susannah Crowel born 2a of March 1765 
Edward Crowel and Betty his wife the Births and Names of ther 

Children are as follows 
Sarah Crowel born 25 of Feb r 1744.5 
Betty Crowel born 6 of Aug. 1 746 
Rebeccah Crowel born 20 of May 174S 
Phebe Crowel born 14 of March 1750 
Thankfull Crowel born 28 of June 1752 
Edward Crowel born 12 of April 1754 
Ebenezer Crowel born 18 of Tan : 1756 
Elisha Crowel born 16 of Dc r 1757 
Thomas Crowel bom . 7 of Jan . . 1760 
Mehetable Crowel born 15 of Nov . . 1762 
Isaac Baker and Dorcas his wife the Births and Names of their 

Children is as follow[s] 
Seth Baker born 12 of May 1740 



Deed from Samuel Tucker and Others to Elea.zer Ring. 95 

Anne Bake born 20 of . March 1745-4 

Priscillah Baker born 26 of Aug . . 1746 

Isaac Bake born 26 of Dc r 175 1 

Samuel Paddock and Thankfull his wife the Births and Names of 

their children is as follows 
Samuel Paddock born 13 of April 1746 
Judah Paddock born 9 of May 1749 
Mar)' Paddock born iS of Xov r 1750 

[p. 18] Joseph Hall and Abigal his wife the Births and Names of 

their Children is as follows 
Hannah Hall born 8 of Dc r 1746 

( To be co?ttimted.) 



A DEED FROM SAMUEL ATnT) HANNAH TUCKER 
AND THANKFUL MAYO TO ELEAZER RING. 

In the April, 1903, issue of this magazine was inserted a 
query as to the name of the husband of Elizabeth (Ring) Mayo, 
the daughter of Andrew and Deborah (Hopkins) Ring, and the 
names of her daughters mentioned in Andrew Ring's will.* 
By the terms of this will John Mayo, the son of Elizabeth 
(Ring) Mayo deceased, was to receive certain land in the Six- 
teen Shilling Purchase at Middleborough, and if he should die 
under age or without lawful issue the land or its money value 
was then to be given to his sisters, whose names were not 
stated. 

A partial answer to this query is furnished by the deed here 
printed. The original document is now in the possession (A Pay 
Director James Andrew Ring, U.S.N., a great-great-grandson 
of Elizabeth (Ring) Mayo's brother, Eleazer Ring of Plympton, 
the grantee named in the deed. The deed is recorded in the 
Plymouth County Records of Deeds, Volume 13, folio 149, but 
the copy here presented was made from the original document 
by permission of its owner. 

This deed proves that John Mayo died without issue before 
4 January, 1717/18, and that the land mentioned thus became 
the property of his sisters. The will does not state how many 
of these sisters there were, but it is plain that at the date of the 
deed there were but two living, and the terms of the deed would 
seem to indicate that there were no others. These two sisters 

•Mayflower Descendant, IV : 193. 



96 Dcrd from Samuel Tucker and O titers to Eleazer Ring. 

were Hannah Tucker, the wife of Samuel Tucker of Chatham, 
and Thankful Mayo of Eastham. 

The date of the marriage of Samuel Tucker and Hannah 
Mayo has not been found, but it must have been in or before 
the year 1707, since the Chatham records give the births of 
eight children, the first one in November, 1707, and the last in 
June, 1722.* The deed follows. 

To all People to whome these Presents shall Com Greeting 
Know ye that we Samuel Tucker of Chatham & hannah his 
wife together with Thankfull Mayo of Eastham (Daughters of 
Elizebeth Mayo formerly of Eastham Deceased) all of the 
County of Barnstable In the Province of the Masachusets Bay 
In New england, for & In consideration of the sum of thirtie 
one pounds Currant money to us In hand paid by our uncle 
Eleazor Ring of Plimton In the County of Plymouth & Province 
above sd the Receipt where of we the sd Samuel Tucker & 
hannah his wife & Thankfull Mayo do acknoleg our selves fully 
satisfyed & paid & thereof & of every part there of do aquit 
exonourate & discharge the sd Eleazor Ring his heirs exacu- 
tors & adminestrators & every of them for ever ; especially by 
these presents for the above Consideration have ffreely, ffully & 
absolutely Granted Bargained sould Enfeoffed Confarmed & 
Delivered unto him the sd Eleazor Ring & to his heirs and 
assignes for ever all that our parcel or or parcels of Lands lying 
in the Town of Midleborrough in the County of Plymouth above 
sd in that Purches of Lands there Commonly Cald the sixteen 
shillings purches & is all the Lands in sd purches that did 
belong unto our Honoured Grand ffather Andrew Ring Decest 
& now of Right belongeth unto us as by the Last will & 
Testament of our sd Grand ffather, baring Date December the 
forteenth 1691 may appear with all the members Rights 
privileges & appurtenances every ways belonging & appertain- 
ing to all and singuler the Granted premises whasoever : To 
have & To hold all & singuler the Granted premises from us the 
sd Samuel Tucker & Hannah Tucker his wife & Thankfull 
Mayo our heirs exacutors & adminestrators unto him the sd 
Eleazor Ring & to his heirs & assignes ffor Ever : ffree & clere 
of all Entanglements hereby declering that before & until] the 
time of signing these Presents we ware the Lawfull sole priators 
of all the above Granted premises it being our absolute Estate 
in ffee simple & we thereby had good Right ffull power & Law- 
full Authority to Grant & Confarm as above said & that the sd 

* Mayflower Descendant, IV : 184. 



Barnstable, Mass., Vital Records. 97 

Eleazor Ring is all redy in the ffree & Lawful] possesion of all 
& singuler the Granted premises and [zuor/i] & shall by virtue 
of those presents by him self his heirs or assignes for ever 
ffreely use occupie posses & Improve the same as his v^ there 
absolute estate In ffee simple warranting the title & tenure 
there of ag[ai]nst all Lawfull claimes and challenges whatsoever 
In witnes where of We do here unto set our hands & seals this 
forth day of January In the forth year of his Maj ts Reign 
Annoque Domini 17 17/18 

Signed sealled & delivered Samuel Tucker (seal; 

In presence of mark 

Joseph Doane Hannah Tucker (seal) 

mark her 

Elisha Higgins mark 

his Thankfull Mayo (seal; 

Seth Crowell her 

Barnstable ss 

on the day & year above writen the above named Samuel 
Tucker Hannah Tucker & Thankfull Mayo all appeared before 
me the subscriber one of his Maj ts Justices of the Peace for sd 
County of Barnstable and then acknoleged the above writen to 
be their act & Deed. 

Joseph Doane 

Recieved January . 24 th . 171 7/1 8 — Recorded with y e 
Records of Deeds for the County of Plymouth — Book 13 th . 
folio — 149 — And Comp d <P Josiah Cotton Reg r . 



BARNSTABLE, MASS,, VITAL RECORDS. 

{Continued from Vol. V, p. iji.) 

his Son Nathaniel y e 5 of June 1657 
his Son Sam 11 Born y e 11 of Octo r 1659 
his Son Moses y e 4 of March 1662 
his Daughter Sarah 21 of March 1664 

IP- 418] Samuel Hinkleys Children born at Barnstable 
Samuel his Son born v e 24 of July 1642 
his Son John Born y e 24 of May 1644 
Sarah his Wife Died y e 18 of August 1656 



gS Barnstable, Mass., J r ital Records. 

& S d Samuel Married with Bridget Bodfish vid: About y e 15 of 

Decern 1657 
Samuel Hinkley Sen r buried y e End of Octo r 1662 
Tho s Hinkley Married with -Mary Richards y c 7 of Decern 1641 
his Daughter Mary Hinkley was born y e y 1 of Aug. 1644 
his Daughter Sarah was born About y e 4 of Nov 1646 
his Daughter Melatiah about y e 25 of Novem 1648 
his Daughter Hannah About y e 15 of April 1650 
his Son Samuel born About y e 14 of Feb 1652 
his Son Tho s born about y e 5 of Decern 1654. 
his Daughter Bathshua y e 15 of May 1657 
his Daughter Mehitable 24 of March 1659 
Mary y e Wife of Thomas Hinkley Died y c 24 of June 1659 
Thomas Hinkley Married With Mary Glover y e 16 of March 1659 60 
his Daughter Admire born y e 28 of January 1660 *Sc Died 16 Feb 

1660 
his Son Ebenezer born y e 22 of Feb 1661 <x: Died about a fortnight 

after 
his Daughter Mercy born y e Last of January 1662 
his Daughter Experience born y e Last of Feb 1664 
his Son John Born y e 9 of June 1667 
his Daughter Abigail bom \ e S April 1669 
his Daughter Thankful born y e 20 Aug 167 1 
his Son Ebenezer born y e 23 SeptenV 1673 
his Daughter Reliance born y e 15 Decern 1675 
his Son Samuel Hinkley and Sarah pope Married 13 of Nov* 1676 
his Daughter Mary born y e 22 July 1678 
his Daughter Mehitable born 2S Decern 1679 
his Son Thomas Born y e 19 of March 1680/1 
his Son Seth born y e 16 Day of April 1603 
his Son Samuel born y e 24 Day of Sep 1 1684.* 
Sam 11 Hinkley Son of M r Tho s Hinkley Deceas d y e 19 of March 

1697 f 
his Son Elnathan born y e 8 Day of Sep 
his Son Job born y e 16 Day of February 1687/8 
his Son Shobal born y e 1 of May 1690 
his Daughter Mercy born y e 11 Day of January 169^ 
his Son Josiah born y c 2 4 th Day of January 1694/5 
Elnathan Born 29 Decern 1698 

M r John Hinkley Ju r & M rs Thankful Trot Married May y e I st 1691 
Their Son John born y e 29 Day of March 1692 & Died 24 Aug 1694 
Their Daughter Mary born [illegible] 24 1694 
Their Daughter Abiah born y e 24 of March 1696 
Their Daughter Thankful born 14 July 1699 
Their Second Son John Born Feb 17 1701 
his Son James May 9 1704 
Ebenezer Hinkley and Mary Stone Married Nov r 1706 at Sudbury 

* " 1684 " added in a different hand. t This entry is on the margin. 



Plymouth Colony Deeds. 99 

their Daughter Rachel born 1 Nov' 1707 

[p. 419] Samuel Hinkley Married with Mary Goodspeed 14 Decern 

• 1664 
his Son Benjamin born 6 of December 1666 
Mary his Wife Died 20 Decern 1666 

& y e S d Samuel Married With Mary Fittrandle 15 of January 1668 
his Son Samuel born v e 6 of Feb 1669 & Died 3 January 1676 
his Son Joseph Born y e 15 of May 1672 
his Son Isaac Born y e 20 of Aug: 1674 

his Daughter Mary born ult. of May 1677 & Died y e 15 of June 1679 
his Daughter Mercy born 9 April 1679 
his Son Ebenezer born Aug: 2 : 16S5 
his Son Thomas born January 1 1688/9 
Benjamin Hinkley & Sarah Cob Married 27 of Decern 1 " 16S6 

5 Children yt Dyed 

Their Son Benjamin born y e 18 of July 1694 

Mary born 3 of Ocio r 1696* 

Sarah 12 of June 1696 * 

Nathaniel born June 3° 1698 

Mercy 1 Sept 1704 

Joseph Hinkley & Mary Gorham were married 21 of Sep 1 1699 V 

Col Thacher 
his Daughter Marcy Was Born 17 Augt 1700 
his Son Joseph was born 6 of May 1702 

6 Mary y e 25 of Feb 1703/4 

his Son Samuel y* 24 of Feb 1705/6 
Thankful June 9 th 1708 
Abigail born Octo 1 " 30 17 10 
Elizabeth January 4 1 7 1 2 
Hannah Born Jun 10 17 15 
John born Nov 16 1717 
Isaac Born Oct 31 17 19 

( To be continued. ) 



PLYMOUTH COLONY DEEDS. 

{Continued from Vol. V, p. <pj.\ 

[p. 99] 1653 Bradford Gov r 

I Josia Wampatuck Doe acknowledge and confesse that I 
have sold two tractes of land unto M r Timothy hatherley M r 
James Cud worth M r Josepth Tilden humphry Turner VVillam 

* Sic. 



ioo Plymouth Colony Deeds. 

hatch John hoarc and James Torry for the proper use and be- 
hoof of the Inhabitants of the towne of Scittuate to bee Injoyed 
by them according- to the true Intent of the English graunts ; 
the one pcell of which land ; is bounded from the mouth of the 
North river up as the river goes unto the Indian head river 
from thence as that river goes unto the pond att the head of 
that river from the pond att the head of the Indian head river 
upon a straight line to the Middle of accord pond, from accord 
pond by the line sett by the Comissioners as the bounds 
between the two Jurisdictions until] it meet with the line [o]f 
the land sold by mee unto the sharers of Cohasett ; and as that 
line runes between the towne lands and the aforsaid land untill it 
come into the sea ; And soe alonge by the sea unto the mouth of 
the north river aforsaid ; the other pcell of land lying on the 
Easterly side of the north river begining att the lott that was 
somtimes the land of John ffoord and soe to run two miles upon 
a straight line southerly as the river runs and a mile in length 
towards the East ; for which pcells of lands I Doe acknowlidge 
to have received of the men whose names are formencioned 
fourteen pounds in full satisfaction in the behalfe of the Inhabi- 
tants of the towne of Scittuate as aforsaid ; And I Doe heerby 
promise and engage to give such further evidence before the 
Gov r as the towne of Scittuate shall thinke meet when I am 
therunto required ; In Witnesse wherof I have heerunto sett 
my hand in the p r sence of us 

Nathaniell Morton Josia YVampatucks marke 

Edmund Hawes 
Samuell Nash 

Att the same time when Josias made the acknowlidgment as 
above Mentioned there was a Deed brought into the court 
which hee owned to bee the Deed which hee gave to them 
whose names are above specified for the said land and that hee 
had not given them an other ; which Deed was burnt in the 
p r sence of the court ; 

[p. 102] A Deed appointed to bee recorded ; 

Know all men by these p r sents That I Monquine alias Nat- 
ahanada the son of ould Natawormett Sagamore of Kennebecke 
river hath sould and sett over unto Willam Bradford Edward 
Winslow Thomas Prence Thomas Willitt and William Paddy 
all the Lands on both sides the said river from Cusenocke up- 
ward to Weserunskicke To have and to hold to them and theire 
heires for ever with all the woods Waters soyles proffits liberties 



Plymouth Colony Deeds. IOI 

and privilidges any way belonging therunto or arising from the 
same for and in consideration of two hogsheads of provisions 
one of bread and one of pease two coats of cloth two gallans 
of wine and a bottle of strong waters unto him in hand payed ; 
In Witnesse wherof ; I have put to my hand this 8 th of August 
Ann° 1648, 

In the presence of ; Monquine alias Dunhanada 

Thomas Southworth his + marke 

Gorge Watson 

This is further to Certify to any whom it may concerne 
that wee Agadoademego the sonne of Wasshemett and Tas- 
sucke the brother of Natahanada Doe freely consent to the 
agreement and sale abovewritten by the said Natahanada unto 
Willam Bradford Edward Winslow Thomas Prence Thomas 
Willett and Willam Paddy ; and for that end doe confeirme it 
with our hands ; 

In the p r sence of Agodoadomego 

John Winslow his marke 

Gorge Watson Tassucke his Marke 

Willam Hartopp 

[p. 103] A Writing appointed to bee recorded ; 

♦The 10 th of September 1653 

This is to certify unto all men whome it may conserne that 
I Essemenosque Inhabitant in Kennebecke River and one that 
is one of the right owners of Taconett the which place as alsoe 
all that tracte of land from Cobeseconte unto a place where I 
now Dwell called Usserunscutt all which land was sold by 
Munquine alias Natahanada unto M r Willam Bradford of Plym- 
outh and his associates all which lands and places I was willing 
to the sale of and Did give my consent unto ; And Did receive 
pte of the pay as alsoe I Doe Testify that neither I nor any 
other Indian Did ever blame him for it but wee Did all freely 
approve of it ; and for my selfe (and for many others) are sorry 
that Lawson Doth now build att Taconett and that I never Did 
give way to it and Baggadussett Did it against his will by the 
Importunity of M r Lake Roger Spencer and Lawson ; And 
tould them morover when they Did Desire to buy it hee would 
not sell it untill hee had spoken with John Winslow ; yett they 
Did prevaile with him for which hee Did tell all the Indians hee 
was sorry and would repay what hee had received ; againe ; All 
which I Doe Witnesse by my hand and Marke; also I Doe 
affeirme that Taconett which Ba^sradussett Did sell to M r Lake 



102 Plymouth Colony Deeds, 

and the rest hee had nothinge to Doe to sell the place being 

properly mine and Watchogoes Wifes and that Lavvson hath 
lately Desired to buy it of us which wee have and shall refuse 
to Doe ; 

Witnesse Essemenosque 

Willam Hartopp his Marke 

John Sprague 

[p. 104] 1653 

\\ T heras sundry proportions of meddow were graunted unto 
sundrey psons att the Meddow commonly called Joanes River 
Meddow in the woods and the measurers appointed to lay it out 
this Done as followeth 

1 To M r hanberry six acres to run in the same line as M r 
Dones Doth which is next unto it 

2 The 2 cond which is M r Thomas Cushmans from M r 
hanberryes outter stake along to the upland to a rock upon the 
Island containing within it the cove of mersh which lyeth 
between the Island and the upland ; and from that rock on the 
Island to run upon a west norwest line ; and east south east 
buting upon M r hanberries Meddow 

3 The third is M r howlands which is to run from a stake 
upon the edge of the mersh by the said Island west norwest and 
soe to butt upon M r hanberries 

4 The fourth is John Cookes which is to run from M r 
howlands stake over to a stake in the meddow ; and from the 
said stake to run upon a west norwest line untell it buts upon 
M r hanberries and upon the upland together 

5 The fift is Jacob Cookes which is to run from his Brothers 
stake to another stake in the meddow ; and from the said stake 
to run a west norwest line over to the upland 

6 The sixt is M r John Winslows which is to have all the 
meddow from the outter stake between Jacob Cookes and him 
that lyeth between the pond and the said stake ; and soe to the 
upland on the other side ; 

[p. 105] 1654 a writing apointed to bee recorded 

These are to certify all whom It may conserne ; Being re- 
quested by goodman White to relate in what condition I found 
hugh Norman to bee in att my last being in ould England ; 
which was about five yeares sence, I being ymployed by Divers 
ffrinds to enquire him out and to goe unto him about busines of 
my owne as well as of other mens ; I had Intelligence wher hee 
lived ; and being in the countrey att my fathers, tooke a Journey 



Plymouth Colony Deeds. 103 

of purpose to speake with him being att Orchyard a little Parisse 

about 2 or 3 miles from Taunton wher[e] hee lived in a great 
house that had been plundered; and as I was credably Informed 
hee kept there with 2 or 3 whores and none else in the house 
and had spent all hee had that hee had not clothes to were thing 
to companie with men soe that I could not come to speake with 
him ; Wheruppon haveing understood that M r Richards lived 
ther abouts I went unto him hee being his Cozen and brought 
him over to New England soe hee tould mee of his vvicked- 
nes and his bad life hee then lived in as I had been tould 
of by many; And the yeare before his mother Died and left 
him sixty pounds in money and a tennement hee sould for an 
hundred pounds all which hee spent in less then a yeares time ; 
M r Richards was Divers times with him hee tould mee ; and 
pswaded him what hee could to reclame & to send somthing to 
his wife and children but could not gitt soe much as sixpence 
from him and tould him that hee had noe wife and would not 
owne her nor would goe more unto her ; Truly for my pte I 
would not relate any more then I heard and found to bee true 
for I know I must one Day give account for yt ; to the truth 
heerof I can take my oath ; this witnesse my hand 
Barnstable the 26 th of Thomas Allyn 

the first month 1654 

another to the same effect ordered alsoe to bee recorded 
This is what I can Testify consernin^ hucrh Norman if I 
should bee called therto ; first that hee would not come to his 
wife and children any more neither could I gitt him to send 
them anything but spent all his estate as I was enformed by one 
which was an honest man (whom I ym ployed to enquire about 
him) upon a naughty woman whom hee would have married as 
they pretended, for they kept company together very unseason- 
ably while undefr] hedges and other base places ; But hee 
haveing spent all hee had shee leaves him (and as they say) is 
gone to barbadoes and I heard him say and others alsoe that hee 
would goe to Barbadoes ; Thus for p r sent I remember 

^ me Thomas Richards 

[The records on pages 106 and 107 have already been 
printed in this magazine. See Volume IV, page 1S5.] 

( To be continued.) 



104 Governor Bradford's Letter Book 



GOVERNOR BRADFORD'S LETTER BOOK. 

{Continued from pa^e iy.) 

This year we had letters sent us from the Dutch plantation, 
of whom we had heard much by the natives, but never could 
hear from them nor meet with them before themselves thus 
writ to us, and after sought us out ; their letters were writ in 
a very fair hand, the one in French, and the other in Dutch, 
but were one verbatim, so far as the tongue would bear. 

[Here follows a letter in Low DutcJi, from Isaac de Racier at 
Jfauhatas, in fort, Amsterdam Mar. 9, 1627 X. S. to the 
Governour of Nezv-Plyjnouthi] 

I will not trouble myself to translate this letter, seeing the 
effect of it will be understood by the answer which now follows 
in English, though writ to them in Dutch. 



To the Ho?wurable and WorsJiipful the Director and Council of 

New Netherlands our very loving and worthy frie/ids ana 

christian neighbours. 

The Governour and Council of Plymouth in New England 

wish your Honours and Worships all happiness, and prosperity 

in this life, and eternal rest and glory with Christ Jesus our 

Lord in the world to come. 

We have received your letters wherein appeareth your good 
will, and friendship toward us, but is expressed with over high 
titles, and more than belongs to us, or than is meet for us to 
receive : But for your good will and congratulation of our pros- 
perity in this small beginning of our poor colony, we are much 
bound unto you, and with many thanks do acknowledge the 
same ; taking it both for a great honour done unto us, and 
for a certain testimony of your love, and good neighbourhoi ci. 
Now these are further to give your Honours, Worships and 
Wisdoms to understand, that it is to us no small joy, to hear. 
that it hath pleased God to move his Majesty's heart, not 
only to confirm that ancient amity, alliance, and friendship. 
and other contracts formerly made, and ratified by his prede- 
cessors of famous memory ; but hath himself (as you say) and 
we likewise have been informed, strengthened the same with 



Governor Bradford? s Letter Book. 105 

a new union, the better to resist the pride of that common 
enemy the Spaniards, from whose cruelty the Lord keep us 
both, and our native countries. Now- for as much as this is 
sufficient to unite us togather in love, and good neighbourhood 
in all our dealings ; yet are many of us further tied by the 
good and courteous entreaty which we have found in your 
country; having lived there many years, with freedom 'and 
good content, as many of our friends do to this da\'; for 
which we are bound to be thankful, and our children alter us 
and shall never forget the same but shall heartily desire your 
good and prosperity, as our own forever. Likewise fur your 
friendly proposition and offer to accommodate and help us 
with any commodities or merchandize which you have and we 
want, either for beaver, otters or other wares, is to us very 
acceptable, and we doubt not but in short time, we may have 
profitable commerce and trade together : But you may please 
to understand that we are but one particular colony or planta- 
tion in this land, there being divers others besides, unto whom 
it hath pleased those Honourable Lords of his .Majesty's 
Council for New England, to grant the like commission, and 
ample privileges to them (as to us) for their better profit 
and subsistence ; namely to expulse, or make prize of any, 
either strangers or other English which shall attempt, either 
to trade, or plant within their limits (without their special 
licence and commission) which extends to forty degrees : Yet 
for our parts, we shall not go about to molest or trouble you 
in any thing, but continue all good neighbourhood and corre- 
spondence as far as we may ; only we desire that you would 
forbear to trade with the natives in this bay, and river of 
Naragansett and Sowames, which is (as it were) at our doors : 
The which if you do, we think also no other English will go 
about any way to trouble or hinder you ; which otherwise are 
resolved to solicit his Majesty for redress, if otherwise they 
cannot help themselves. 

May it please you further to understand, that for this year 
we are fully supplied with all necessaries, both for clothing 
and other things ; but it may so fall out, that hereafter we 
shall deal with you, if your rates be reasonable: And there- 
fore when your people come again, we desire to know how 
you will take beaver by the pound, and otters by the skin, 
and how you will per cent, for other commodities, and what 
you can furnish us with; as likewise what commodities from 
us, may be acceptable with you, as tobacco, fish, corn, or 
other things, and what prices you will give. 



io6 Governor Bradford's Letter Book. 

Thus hoping that you will pardon and excuse us for our 
rude and imperfect writing in your language, and take it in 
good part; because, fur want of use, we cannot so well express 
that we understand ; nor happily understand every thing so 
fully as we should : And so we humbly pray the Lord, for 
his mercy's sake, that he will take both us and our native 
countries, into his holy protection and defence. Amen. 

By the Governour and Council, your Honours' and 
Worships' very good friends and neighbours. 
New-Plymouth, March igt/i. 

Next follows their reply to this our answer, very friendly 
but maintaining their right and liberty to trade in those parts, 
which we had desired they would forbear ; alleging that as we 
had authority and commission from our king ; so they had the 
like from the States of Holland, which they would defend. 

August 7, 1627. 

AnotJicr of theirs upon our answer to their last, which I 
here omit. 

An answer to the former letters. 

We have received your * letters dated the 7th of August, 
and with them a rundlet of sugar, and two Holland cheeses, 
by John Jacobson of Wiring ; for which we give you many 
thanks and must remain your debtors till another time, not 
having any thing to send you for the present that may be 
acceptable : Further, you shall understand that it is also our 
resolution and hearty desire to hold and continue all friendship 
and good neighbourhood with you as far as we may and lies 
in our power ; we desire also that we might have opportunity 
(according as you write) by word of mouth, to confer together 
touchin " our mutual commerce and trading in such things as 
our countries afford ; and would now have sent one, but that 
one of our boats is abroad, and we have much business at 
home ; But if by the next you would please to depute one 
(according as you have propounded) to come hither and to 
confer hereabouts, we should be glad and he should be welcome. 
If not, we shall send as soon as conveniently we can (after 
harvest) if we can know when your bark comes this way. We 
cannot likewise omit (out of our love and good affection toward 
you and the trust you repose in us) to give you warning of 
the danger which may befal you, that you may prevent it ; for 

*This was wrote in their own tongue. 



Governor Bradford's Letter Book. 107 

if you light either in the hands of those of Virginia or the 
fishing ships, which come to New England, peradventure they 

will make prize of you, if the can, if they find you trading 
within those limits ; as they surprised a colony of the French, 
not many years since, which was seated within these bounds: 
For howsoever you allege in your former letter, that you have 
navigated and traded in these parts above this twenty-six years, 
and that your company have now authority from the States 
and the Prince of Orange to do so ; yet you must understand 
that her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth, of famous memory hath 
began to navigate and plant in these lands well nigh forty 
years ago, as appeareth by her patents and royal grants con- 
ferred upon divers of her subjects and since confirmed and 
enlarged by his late Majesty, and still continued by possession. 
Therefore it were best (in our opinion) that your masters 
should solicit the States that they might come to some order 
and agreement with the King's Majesty and State of England 
hereabout, before any inconvenience befal ; for howsoever you 
may be assured for ourselves, yet we should be sorry to bear 
you should sustain harm from any of our nation ; but more of 
these things when we shall speak one with another : In the 
mean time we commit you and your affairs to the protection 
of the highest. 

Your loving friends, the Governour 

and Council of Xew-Plvmouth. 
WILLIAM BRADFORD. 
Plymouth, August 14, Anno 1627. Governour, &c. 



THEIR answer to this directed to niyself thus superscribed : 

Monsieur Mo)iseignieur, William Bradford, Goverueur in 
A r ieu-Pleni euen . 

This I will put in English and so will end with theirs, viz. 

After the wishing of all good unto you, this serves to let 
you understand, that we have received your (acceptable) letters 
dated the 14th of the last month, by John Jacobson of Wiring, 
who besides, by word of mouth, hath reported unto us your 
kind and friendly entertainment of him: For which cause (by 
the good-liking and approbation of the Directors and Council) 
I am resolved to come myself, in friendship, to visit you, that 
we may by word of mouth friendly communicate of things 
together; as also to report unto you the good will and favour 
that the Honourable Lords of the authorized West-Indian com- 



10S Governor Bradford's Letter Book. 

pany bear towards you. And to show our willingness of your 
good accommodation, have brought with me some cloth of three 
sorts and colours, and a chest of white sugar, as also some 
scaivcui, &e. not doubting but, if any of them may be service- 
able unto you, we shall agree well enough about the prices 
thereof. Also John Jacobson aforesaid hath told me, that he 
came to you overland in six hours, but I have not gone so 
far this three or four years ; wherefore I fear my feet will fail 
me, so I am constrained to entreat you to afford me the easiest 
means that I may, with least weariness, come to congratulate 
with you : So leaving other things to the report of the bearer, 
shall herewith end; remembering my hearty salutations to your- 
self and friends, &c. from a-board the bark Nassau, the 4th of 
October; before Frenchman's point. 

Your affectionate friend, 
Anno 1627. ISAAC De RAZIER. 



So, according to his request, we sent our boat for him, who 
came honourably attended with a noise of trumpeters ; he was 
their upper commis, or chief merchant and second to the Gov- 
ernour ; a man of a fair and genteel behaviour, but soon after 
fell into disgrace amongst them ; by reason of their factions ; 
and thus at length we came to meet and deal together. We 
at this time bought sundry of their commodities, especially 
their sezvau or zvavipanipeack, which was the beginning of a 
profitable trade with us and the Indians : We further under- 
stood, that their masters were willing to have friendship with 
us and to supply us with sundry commodities, and offered us 
assistance against the French if need were. The which, though 
we know it was with an eye to their own profit, yet we had 
reason both kindly to accept it and make use of it : So after 
this sundry of them came often to us, and many letters passed 
between us, the which I will pass by, as being about particular 
dealings, and would not be here very pertinent ; only upon 
this passage we wrote one to their Lords and masters ; < as 
followeth. 

Right Honourable and Worthy Loi'ds, &e. 

We understand by your agent, Mr. Isaac Razier, who is 
at this present with us (and hath demeaned himself to your 
honours and his own credit) of your honourable and respective 
good intentions towards us, which we humbly acknowledge 
with all thankfulness, and shall ever be ready in the perform- 



Governor Bradford 's Letter Book. 109 

ance of all offices of good and christian neighbourhood, towards 

your colony and plantation here, and in all satisfactory corre- 
spondence to your Honours, so far as in us lieth and may 
stand with our allegiance to the King's most excellent Majesty. 
our Sovereign Lord the King of Great-Britain; acknowledging 
ourselves tied in a strict obligation unto your country and State, 
for the good entertainment and free liberty which we had. and 
our brethren and countrymen yet there have and do enjoy, 
under our most honourable Lords the States; and so shall be 
ready to accommodate ourselves to your good satisfaction : 
For the propositions of your agent concerning the matter of 
trade and commerce, we will have due and respective consid- 
eration, wishing it had been sooner propounded at the begin- 
ning of the year, before we sent our factor into England and 
Holland about our trade and supplies ; for, till his return, we 
can determine of nothing, not yet knowing certainly what issue 
there wall be of the business between the merchants our part- 
ners, and ourselves ; and therefore desire suspension of our 
determination and resolution herein till the next year, we being 
not yet altogether free in respect of our engagements unto 
them : In the meantime we will digest it in our best cogita- 
tions ; only we desire your Honours, that ye would take into 
your wise and honourable considerations, that which we con- 
ceive may be a hindrance to this accordation, and may be a 
means of much future evil, if it be not prevented, namely, that 
you clear the title of your planting in these parts, which his 
Majesty hath, by patent, granted to divers his nobles and sub- 
jects of quality ; least it be a bone of division in these stirring 
evil times, which God forbid : We persuade ourselves, that 
now may be easily and seasonably done, which will be harder 
and with more difficulty obtained hereafter, and perhaps not 
without blows ; so there may be assured peace and good cor- 
respondence on all parts, and ourselves more free and able to 
contract with your Honours. Thus commending our best serv- 
ice to our most noble Lords, praying for the prosperous success 
of your worthy designs, we rest your Lordships' 

Most sincerely affected and bounden, 
William Bradford. 
Plymouth, Oct. 1, Anno 1627. Govern our, &c. 

(To be continued.) 



no A Genealogical Letter from John* Alden. 



A GENEALOGICAL LETTER FROM JOHN 1 ALDEN. 

The letter here presented was written by John 4 Alden 
(John 3 , Joseph-, John 1 ) of Middleborough, -Mass., in 1801, when 
he was over eighty-two years of age, and is printed from a copy 
made many years ago by Mr. Fred Church and loaned to the 
Editor by its present owner, Mr. \V. C. Studdard of Fairhaven, 
Mass. The whereabouts of the original letter is not known. 

Joseph 2 Alden's will ~ : mentions sons Isaac 3 , Josephr and 
John 3 , and no other of the sons of John 1 had children of these 
names, therefore the grandfather of John 4 was Joseph 2 , not 
John 2 as the writer of the letter supposed. This error is not 
surprising in view of the fact that Joseph 2 died more than one 
hundred years before the letter was written. 

This letter is of especial interest because of its statement 
that Joseph 2 Alden had three daughters, two of whom married 
Snows of Bridgewater and the third a Burrill of Weymouth. 
This positively identifies Elizabeth the wife of Benjamin Snow 
and Mercy the wife of John Burrill as daughters of Joseph 2 
Alden; and it leads us to suspect that Hopestill, the wife of 
Joseph Snow, was the third daughter, but the latter marriage 
has. not yet been proved. 

It will be noticed that John 4 Alden twice gives his birth 
date as September tenth, new style, and that the Middleborough 
records f give the date as October eighth, probably old style. 
There can be little doubt that John knew the correct date of 
his birth, and a study of the records leads to the belief that the 
town clerk by mistake copied the month and day of Ebenezer's 
birth in place of John's. Both are entered as " October the : 8," 
John in 1718, Ebenezer in 1720. Many such errors have been 
found by comparison of the records with the original returns. 

[John 4 Alden's Letter .] 

Middleborough April 14 th 1S01 

Sir, 

Bein°- from home when you was last here on the business 
of obtaining a genealogy of the Aldens, I was not able to com- 

*See pages 71-73 of this number, 
t Mayflower Descendant, III : 234. 



A Genealogical Letter from Johtfl Alden. iii 

municate with you on that subject. Deacon Aldcn has handed 

me the letter from Rev. Timothy Alden, and agreeably to the 
wish therein expressed, I have here committed to paper for 
the use required, such information as is in my power. Similar 
information from other branches of the family may be obtained, 
which united will give the genealogy required. The number, 
or names of the children of John Alden who landed at Plym- 
outh in 1620 I am not able to give, nor can I relate the chain 
from me t[o] the Duxborough original. Whether my Grand- 
father who lived in Bridgewater, was son of said John Alden 
I am not able to say — nor can I positively determine y but do 
suppose his name was John. My grandfather had three sons 
and three daughters, who were married, Joseph, (I suppose the 
oldest,) Isaac and John. The daughters' names I cannot re- 
late ; neither am I positive the second son's name was Isaac. 
Two of the daughters married into the family of Snow of 
Bridgewater — the other married a Burrill of Weymouth. — 
John Alden the third son was my father ; he married Hannah 
White, daughter of Capt. Ebenezer White of Weymouth, in 
what year I am not able to say — she died October 5 th 1732, 
O. S. in the 52 d year of her age — By her he had thirteen 
children, viz., David, Priscilla, Thankful, Hannah, Lydia, Mary, 
Abigail, Joseph, John (myself) Ebenezer, Lemuel, Nathan and 
Noah — he died September 29 th 1730, O. S. in the 56 th year 
of his age. — David married Judah Paddleford — the genealogy 
of this family you can give more correct than myself. — Pris- 
cilla married Abraham Borden and died soon after. — Thankful 
married Francis Eaton of Kingston — Hannah married Thomas 
Wood of Middleborough — Lydia married Samuel Eddy of 
Middleborough, who deceased, and she afterward married John 
Fuller, she is now living and is ninety one years old, and en- 
joys tolerable health. Mary married Noah Thomas of Middle- 
borough, — Abigail married Nathan Thomas, brother of Noah. 
— Joseph married HajinaJi Hall daughter of Hall of 

Raynham, by whom he had Ebenezer, Amaziah, Mercy, Phoebe, 
Hannah, Joseph, Fear, Eunice, Lois, Abner and Eliab — 
Hannah his wife deceased and he married the widow Deborah 
Williamson, by whom he had no offspring. Abner Alden will 
give you the genealogy of this family correctly. 

John (myself) born Sept. 10 th 17 18 N. S. married Lydia 
Lazell daughter of Simon Lazell of Middleborough May 14 th 
1739, N. S. She died April 17 th 1749, N. S. in the 27 th 
year of her age — By her I had five children, viz. John, born 
Feby. 7* 1740 N. S, Mary, born Nov 1 2 2 d 1741 N. S. Nathan, 



ii2 A Genealogical Letter from Joint Alden, 

born Aug 1 22 d 1743, X. S. Susanna, born Aug 1 29 th 1745 
N. S. Lydia, December 1 I th 1747 X. S. 

July 12 th 1750 married Rebecca Weston, daughter of Zach- 
ariah Weston of this town, who was born Xov r 25 th 1730. by 
her I had fourteen children, at single births, viz., Priscilla, born 
May 15 th 1751 — Died Oct. 22 d 1751. Ruth, born Oct. 15 th 
1752. Died Aug 1 25 th 1753. Elijah born June 13 th 1754. 
Rebecca, born April 18 th 1756. Hannah born April 1 5' : 
1758. Sarah born Feb? 9 th 1760. Lucy, born Aug 1 12 th 
1762. Jael, born June 27 th 1764. A Son born March 26 th 1766 
and died not named. A Daughter, born April 16 th 1767 and 
died not named. Ruth born March 13 th 176S. Seth, born 
Feby 7 th 1770. Betsey, born April 13 th 1773. Elihu, born 
May 20 th 1775. 

Ebenezer, my brother married Ann Whitaker, she died and 
he married a second time — the person's name I am not able to 
give. He removed and settled in the western part of this State. 
Deacon David Alden can better give you his genealogy than 
myself. Lcuiucl and Nathan died young. — Xoah became a 
settled minister of the Baptist order in Stafford Connecticut, 
afterwards removed to Beliingham in this State, and died there 
— he married Joanna Vhaun daughter of John Vhaun of this 
town the number of his posterity I am not able to give — 
Deacon Alden will probably do it. — This is the genealogy of 
my Father's family. 

John Alden, my son, married Lois Southworth daughter of 
Gideon Southworth of Rochester, and settled in Dartmouth 
now called New Bedford — their offspring are Mar)', Sarah, 
(died young) John, Lydia, Sally, Lois, Gideon, Seth and 
Nathan. 

Mary, (my dau r ) married Calvin Delano of Dartmouth now 
called New Bedford, settled and died there, leaving three chil- 
dren, viz., Lydia, Alden, (since dead) and Deborah. 

Nathan, married Priscilla Miller, daughter of John Miller 
of this town, their progeny are John, Priscilla (died young) 
Otis, Lydia (died young) Polly, Earl and Nathan — he settled 
first in 'this town is himself now in Kentucky. 

Susanna, married Joseph Tripp of Dartmouth, now called 
New Bedford and settled there — by him she had two children — 
Joseph only survives. Mr. Tripp died and she married Samuel 
Procter, Merchant of same place — he died Feby. 16 th 180 1 
leaving by her, Susanna, William and Charles. — 

Lydia, married John Spooner of Dartmouth and settled 
there — he died Feb>' 1773 leaving John and Thomas with 



A Genealogical Letter from JoJufi Aldcn. 



j i 



her — She died June 19 th 1775, and Thomas died May 31* 
i/99- 

Elijah, married Mary Alden daughter of Solomon Alden of 
Bridge water, their issue is Israel, Lucinda, Vienna, Serena, 
Jared, Elijah, Mary, (died young) Polly, Daniel and Olive, all 
unmarried. 

Rebecca \ 

Hannah \ unmarried. 

Sarah ) 

Lucy, married Eleazer Carey of Bridgewater Nov r 1791 
and settled there ; but died April 29 th 1795. — 

Jael, married Isaiah Jones of Raynham, and are settled in 
New Bedford, they had four children, two only living Alden 
and Philander. 

Ruth married Walter Howard of, and settled in Bridge- 
water ; they have two children Alden and Ruth. 

Seth, remains unmarried. 

Betsey married Daniel Thomas, and is settled in this town — 
their children are five, viz., Daniel, Hercules, Lewis, Eliza and 
Rebecca. 

Elihu, married Lydia Mitchell, daughter of Capt. Mitchell 
of Reedsfield District of Maine, and is settled in Collegetown 
Dist. Maine, — his progeny are Lucy & Millbury Weston, both 
young. 

Thus far my family. 

Mary, eldest daughter of my son John, married Rev. Isaac 
Tompkins, now settled in Haverhill in this State, they have two 
children, Lois and Sally. 

John, ' his oldest son married Ruth Pope dau r of Samuel 
Pope of New Bedford and is now settled there — his progeny 
are Ebenezer, Betsey and Samuel. 

Lydia, his second daughter married Gamaliel Church and 
is settled in New Bedford, her children are Isaac, James and 
'Lydia. 

His other children are unmarried. 

John Alden, Son of Nathan married Susanna Dunham daug r 
of M. Dunham of Plymouth — their children are five in number, 
names I know not. 

Otis, son of Nathan married a Miss Barrow of this town, 
they have two children, both young, names not known to me. 

Earl, son of Nathan was a few weeks since married to a 
daughter of Rev. Samuel Nelson of this town. 

Nathan's other children are unmarried. 

Thus I have given you as correct a genealogy as in my 



H4 The Settlement of Stephen' Samsons Estate. 

power, remarkable anecdotes, I have none, nor are there any 
striking traits in the lives of the characters delineated worthy 
of note. In genera] terms they have been persons " who fk 
God and eschewed evil." I am now Eighty two years old, and 
should I live to the 10 th of September next I shall be Eighty 
three. My posteritv can now be reckoned at nineteen children, 
50 Grandchildren, and 29 Great Grandchildren, in the whole 
ninety eight — of whom I reckon now living twelve children — 
forty grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. 
I am, Sir, your friend 
and humble servant 
John Alden 
To Zephaniah Leonard Esq 1 " 
Raynham. 

[Note by Mr. Church.] 

John Alden, the writer of the foregoing letter died at Mid- 
dleborough March 20 ril 1S21, aged one hundred & two years, 
six months and ten days. 



THE SETTLEMENT OF STEPHEN 2 SAMSON'S ESTATE. 

Transcribed from the Original Documents, 
By George Ernest Bowman. 

Stephen 2 Samson {Henry 1 ) probably died at Duxbury 
shortly before 31 January 17 14/15, when his widow Elizabeth 
was appointed administratrix. 

The final settlement of the estate bears no date, but it is 
recorded among other matters considered at the probate court 
held June twenty-first and twenty-second, 17 16, and it is prob- 
able that one of these dates should be assigned to this settle- 
ment. 

The following transcripts are all made from the original 
documents, except in the case of the letter of administration, 
which is not in the files. All the documents except the bond 
of the administratrix are on record in the Plymouth County 
Probate Records, Volume III, pages 342-344 a! "* d 421. 



[Letter of Administration.] 

fill : 342] Nathaniel Thomas Esq r Appointed and Comissioncu 
by his Excellency the Governour by & with the Advice & Con- 



The Settlement of Stephen- Samson 1 ! Estate. 



i ; 



sent of the Council to be Judge of the probate of Wills & for 
granting Letters of Administration on the Estates of persons 
Dec d haveing Goods Chattelis Rights or Credits in the County 
of Plymouth within his Majesties Province oi the Massechusetts 
Bay In New England. To Elizabeth Samson Relict Widdow 
of Stephen Samson Late of Duxborough in the County of 
Plymouth dec d Greeting. Whereas the Said Stephen Samson 
haveing whilest he Lived and at the Time of his decease Go< ds 
Chattelis Rights and Credits in the County affores d Lately 
Dyed Intestate whereby the power of Comitting administr i . 
and of all disposition of all and singuler the Goods, Chattelis, 
Rights & Credits of the S d Deceased, and also the hearing 
Examining and allowing the Accompts of such Administration ; 
doth Appertain unto me, Trusting therefore in your Care & 
fidelity I do by these presents Comitt Unto you full power 
[343] To Administer all and singuler the Goods Chattelis 
Rights and Credits of the said deceased, and well and faithfully 
to dispose of the same According to Law ; and also to ask, 
gather, Levy, recover & receive all and whatsoever Credits of 
the Said Deceased which to him whilest he Lived and at the 
time of his death did Appertain ; and to pay all debts in which 
the said dec d stood Bound so far as his goods Chattelis rights 
and Credits Can Extend According to the vallue thereof. And 
to make a true and perfect Inventory of all and Singuler the 
goods Chattelis rights and Credits of the Said Deceased and 
to Exhibit the same into the registry of the Court of Probates 
for the County affores d at or before the Tenth Day of March 
Next Ensuing ; and to Render a plain and true Accompt of 
your said Administration Upon Oath at or Before the tenth 
Day of June Next Ensuing. And I do hereby Ordain Con- 
stitute and Appoint you Administratrix of all and Singuler the 
goods Chattelis rights and Credits Affores d In Testimony 
whereof I have hereunto set my hand and the seal of the said 
Court of Probates. Dated at Marshfield January the 31 st rj 14. 

Nathaniel Thomas 



[Bond of Administratrix.*] 

Know all men by these p r sents that We . Elizabeth Samson 
Relict widow of Stephen Samson late of Duxbury in the County 
of Plimouth dec d & [f] Samson her son both 'of Duxbury in 



* Transcribed from the original document. 

t Space was left for the given name of the son. 



ii6 The Settlement of Stephen* Samson's Estate. 

the County of Plimouth afores d arc holden & stand firmly 
bound & obleiged unto Nathaniel Thomas Esq r Judge of the 
Probate of wills &e in the County afores d in the full sum oi 

two hundred Pounds Currant money in New England To be 
paid to the said Nathaniel Thomas his succesors in the said 
office or assigns To which Payment well & truly to be made 
we bind ourselves & Each of us our & Each of our heires Ex- 
ecutors & Administrators Joyntly & severally for the whole & 
in the whole firmly by these p r sents Sealed with our seales 
Dated the 31 st day of January Annoq Dom . 17 14. 

The Condition of this obligation is such That if the above 
bounden Elizabeth Samson unto whom Power of Administration 
of all & singuler the goods Chattells Rights & Credits of the 
said Stephen Samson her late Husband is Comitted do make 
or Cause to be made a true & perfect Inventory of all & singu- 
ler the goods Chattells Rights & Credits of the said dec d which 
have or shall Come to the Hands Possession or Knowlege of 
her the said Administratrix or into the Hands or Possession of 
any other p r son or p r sons for her & the same so made do Ex- 
hibit or Cause to be Exhibited into the Registry of the Court 
.of Probats for the County afores d at or before the tenth day 
of March next Ensuing & the same goods Chattells Rights & 
Credits & all other the goods Chattells Rights & Credits of 
the s d dec d at the time of his death which at any time after 
shall Come to the hands or Possession of the said Administra- 
trix or into the hands or Possession of any other p r son or p r sons 
for her do well & truly administer according to Law & further 
do make or Cause to be made a Just & true accompt of her 
said Administration upon oath . at or before the tenth day of 
June next Ensuing & the Rest & Residue of the said goods 
Chattells Rights & Credits which shall be found Remaining 
upon the said Administrators accompt (the same being first 
Examined & allowed of by the Judge of Probats for the time 
being of the said County) shall deliver & Pay to such p r son or 
p r sons Respectively as the said Judge by his decree or sentence 
Pursuant to law shall Limett & appoint & if it shall hereafter 
appear that any last will & Testament was made by the said 
dec d & the Executor or Executors therein named do Exhibit 
the same into the said Court of Probats making Request to 
have it allowed and approved accordingly if the said Eliza Sam- 
son above bounden being theronto Required do Render & 
deliver up the said letter of Administration (approbation of such 
Testament being first had & made) into the said Court Then 



TJie Settlement of StephetP Samson's Estate. 1 1 7 

this obligation] to be void & of non effect or else to bide & 
Remaine in full force & vert[ue] 

Signed Sealed & Delivered Elizabeth Samson 

in p r sence of us her mark 

John Wadsworth Benjamin Samso 

Caleb Samson 

{Endorsed on the back.] 

Elizab th Samsons bond of Administration 17 14 
She owes o — 9 — 6 



[Appointment of Appraisers.*] 

Nathaniel Thomas Esq r Comissioned & Appointed by his 
Exelence the Gov r by & with the Consent of the Council! To 
be Judge of the Probate of Wills &c in the County of Plimouth 
within the Province of the Massachusets Bay in New England 
To M r John Wadsworth Caleb Samson & Bengamin Pryer all 
of Duxbury in the County of Plimouth yeomen Greeting you 
are hereby desired Authorised & appointed to make a due & 
True Apprizement of all & singular the lands goods & Chattel Is 
of Stephen Samson late of Duxbury afores d deceased whereof 
he died Seized apprizing Each severall Percell of land as also 
the Movable Estate by themselves & Return the vallue of Each 
Percell to me under your hands & upon your oaths to be Taken 
before me as soon as Conveniently you Can. Dated at Marsh- 
feild January y e 31 . 17 14. 

Nathaniel Thomas 



[Appraisal of the Real Estate.*] 

Pursuant to the abovewritten Appointment we the Sub- 
scribers have made a due & true apprizement (according to y e 
best of our Judgments) of the several parcels of land whereof 
y e within named Stephen Samson dyed Seized, which S' 1 
apprizement is as followeth, viz. 
All his lands & tenements both Divided & undi- 
vided lying within y e township of Dartmouth £ » d 
within y e County of Bristol, to be worth 200-00-00 

And his right in y e great Cedar Swamp in y e Ma- 
jors Purchase his s d right being as we are in- 

* Transcribed from the original document. 



nS 



The Settlement of Stcplietr Samson 's Estate. 



0S-00-00 



i S-oo-oo 



formed one half a Share in y e fourth lot in 
number in the s J Cedar Swamp, to be worth 
And his lot in y e upland in y e Second Division of 
Comons belonging to the towns of Duxborough 
& Pembroke which he bought of Aaron Soule 
being the 8 I st lot in number in s d Division, to 
be worth 
February y e 8 th Anno Dom. 171! 

John Wadsworth 
Caleb Samson 
Benjamin Prior 
Plim. ss on the 8 th day of february Annoq Dom 17 14 The 
above named John Wadsworth Caleb Samson & Benjamin Pryer 
made oath that the abovewritten apprizment is a true appriz- 
ment of the vallue of the said lands according to their best 
Judgments before me 

Nathaniel Thomas Judge of Probates 



[Inventory of the Personal Estate.*] 

An Inventory of the Moveable Estate of Stephen 
late of Duxborough, Dec d 
Inprimis. To his Apparel 
Item, to fourteen yards of new Cloath 
Item, to Pewter, knives and forks 
Item, to P2arthen ware 
Item, to Books 
Item, to a Table 
Item, to two Chests 
Item, to Chairs 
Item, to Iron potts kettles tramels pothooks warming pan 

frying pan, <x:c 
Item, to a fire Slice 
Item, to Beds Bedcloaths Bedsteads and furniture thereto 

belonging 
Item, to divers Sorts of grain 
Item, to neat Cattel and hay 
Item, to Sheep 
Item, to Swine 

Item, to meat with other provisions 
Item, to a Loom and furniture 
Item, to a Cart Plough & furniture to a team 
Item, to an ax, & hoes, &C, 
Item, to Sythes pitchforks & Rakes 
Item, to barrels buckets and other lumber 

•Transcribed from the original document. 



Samson 

£ ' <* 

5-05-00 
3-17-00 
1-09-10 
0-04-00 
o— 10— 00 
1-05-00 
0—07-00 
0-14-00 

1-12-00 
0—04-00 

1 1-03-00 
10-00—00 
30-00-00 
3-00-00 
2-10-00 
4-00—00 
1-05-00 
2-10—00 
0-06-00 
o— 10— 00 
0-15-00 



The Settlement of Stephen* Samson's Estate, 1 19 

Item, to Armes and Aniunition &c 2-10-00 

Item, to debts due to y e Kstate 

The aboves d Inventory was taken by us y e Subscribers, Feb. y c 

8 th Anno 171 + 

John VVadsworth 
Caleb Samson 
Benjamin Prior 

plim. ss. on the 8 th day of february Annoq e Dom 17 14 
Elizabeth Samson Relict widow of Stephen Samson late of 
Duxbury dec d made oth that the above written is a True 
Inventory of the goods & Chattells of her late husband So tar 
as she knows & when she knows of More will Cause it to be 
added before me 

Nathaniel Thomas Judge of Probats. 

[Settlement of the Estate.*] 

Plim ss. The Devision & Settlement of the Estate both 
lands & Movables of Stephen Samson late of Duxbury in the 
County of Plimouth deceased To & amongst his Widow ci: 
Children as followeth his two Eldest sons Benjamin & John 
haveing settled on them by Deed in their fathers Lifetime the 
one half of his lands in Darthmouth & his homestead in Dux- 
bury after their Mothers decease. 
The movable Estate as apprized in the Inventory 

Amounts to the sum of 83 o o 

To be deducted therfrom for payment of Debts 

Loses Charges & funerall Expences as by the 

administratrix accompt the sum of 
There Remains to devid to the widow & Children 
wherof the widows thirds amounts to the sum of 
There then Remains of Movables to the Children 
To which add the | half of his lands at darthmouth 

Prized at 
& a lot of Comon land in Duxbury prized at 
& Part of a lot of Cedar Swamp in Pembrook Prized 
To be devided amongst six of his Children viz To 

Coneiious, Hannah Mary Elizabeth Dorcass & 

Abigail 
which sum being devided into six shares makes 

Each. 41 6 8 

•Transcribed from the original document. 



A 9 _ 


7 





33 


13 





1 1 


4 


4 


2 2 


s 


8 


200 








018 








08 








248 


8 


8 



120 Cusfiman-Downer-Foot-Soule. 

And the said Hannah Mary & Elizabeth shall have 
The lot of Comon land in Duxbury prized at iS 
pounds & the part of a lot of Cedar swam in 
Pembroke prized at 8 pounds to them 6c their 
sevcrall heires & assigns for Ever . And the 
said Cornelious Dorcass & Abigail shall have 
the 22 pounds in Movables in their Mothers 
hands in Equall parts 

And all the said six Children namely Cornelious Hannah 
Mary Elizabeth Docass & Abigail shall have all the said half 
of their fathers lands at Darthmouth in Equall parts to them 
& their severall & Respective heires & assignes for Ever the 
said Hannah Mary & Elizabeth paying to the said Cornelious 
Dorcass & Abigail the sum of forty shillings to be Equally 
devided amongst them Saving their Mother Dower or thirds in 
all the said lands Dureing here life. 
Done & ordered by me 

Nathaniel Thomas Judge of Probats. 

\On tJie back of the document, .] 

The Settlemt of Stephen Samsons Estate 1716 
Recorded in the 3 d Booke page (421) 



CUSHMAN-DOWNER-FOOT-SOULEL 

Among the documents in the collection of the Massachu- 
setts Society of Mayflower Descendants is a deed, dated 
11 April, 1765, and duly acknowledged by all the grantors, 
but never recorded, in which the children of Allerton 5 Cushman 
(Allerton*, Elkanale\ Mary 1 Allerton, Isaac 1 ) by his first wife, 
Alethea 4 Soule {Joseph*, John 1 , George 1 ), convey to Joseph 
Cushman of Duxbury land in the Major's Purchase which they 
had inherited from their grandfather Joseph 3 Soule. The land 
conveyed by this deed is the same as that .given by the will* 
of Joseph 3 Soule to the children of his deceased daughter 
Alethea Cushman. therefore the grantors named must have 
been the only surviving children. The grantee, Joseph Cush- 

*Plym. Co. Prob. Reds. XVI : 4S3, 4S4. 



Cushman— Downer- Foot- Soule. 1 2 1 

man, was probably the son of Joseph 3 Soule's deceased daugh- 
ter Mary, the first wife of Joshua Cushman, mentioned in the 
will. 

This deed proves that the only children of Allertoiv 5 Cush- 
man and Alethea 4 Soule who were living ir April, 1765, were 
Allerton 6 Cushman, Jr., and Ephraim 8 Cushman, both of Cov- 
entry, Conn., Asenath the wife of Joseph Downer of Lebanon, 
Conn., Lydia the wife of Ephraim Foot of Nine Partners, X. Y., 
and Mary the wife of Joshua Soule of Duxbury. In another 
deed* made 22 September, 1766, by Allerton' Cushman, Jr., 
and Harmony his wife, Ephraim Cushman and Sarah his wife, 
and Joseph Downer and Asenath his wife, all are said to be 
of Coventry, Conn. 

The compiler of the Cushman Genealogy (pp. 170, 171) 
does not give the marriages of Asenath and Mary, and makes 
an unfortunate error in stating that Lydia became the second 
wife of Perez Bradford, contradicting his own statement, on an 
earlier page (147), that Perez married Lydia the widow of 
Elisha Cushman. 

The document was in three vertical strips when received 
by the Society, and the top of the right-hand strip and the 
bottom of the middle strip were missing, but enough remains 
so that we know that none of the names have been lost. The 
deed has now been preserved by the Emery Process. 



[Allerton Cushman et al. to Joseph Cushman.] 

Know All Men By These Presents That We Allerton Cush- 
man Jun r [worn] of Coventry Joseph Downer And Aseneth 
Downer his Wife Both of Lebanon yzo[wom] Windham in The 
Collony of Connetticut in New England And Ephriam [worn] 
At A Place Commonly Called The Nine Partners in New : York 
Goverme[zt/<?r;/] And Mary Soul his wife Both of Duxborough 
in The County of Plymouth in [worn] in New England Coaster : 
For And in Consideration of The Sum of Fi[wom] Lawful 
Money of New : England To us in hand Well And Truly Payd 
[zvorn] In The County of Plymouth aforesaid yeoman The Re- 
ceipt whereof we [worn] Selves To Be Fuly Satisfyed Con- 
tented And Payd Therewith And There[worn] The Said Joseph 
Cushman his heirs And Assigns Forever : And have Free[worn] 
Granted Bargained Sold Aliened Enfeofed Conveyed And Con- 
firmed : And Do By These Presents Freely Fuly Cle[arl]y And 

♦Plym. Co. Deeds, LIII : 237. 



122 CusJi}}ian-Doiu)icr-l : oot-SouL\ 

Absolutly Give Grant Bargain sell Aliene Enfeof Convey And 
Confirm From Us And Our heirs unto him The said Joseph 
Cushman his heirs And Assigns Forever : All And The Whole 
of Our Right Title And Interest That we have in The Great 
Cedar Swamp Commonly Caled And Known By The Name 
of The Majors Purchass Cedar Swamp And in The Third Orig- 
inal Great lott in The County of Plymouth Aforesaid in Said 
Swamp And it is in Fifth Subdivision lott in The The 
Said Third Great Lott And Lying on The Northeast Side of 
Said Swamp And it is Ail That Part of The Said Swamp That 
Came To Us By Our Honered Grandfather M r Joseph Soul 
Late of Said Duxborough Deceased And it is The One Quarter 
Part of his Right in The Said Swamp And Bounded as May 
Apear By The Records of The Proprietors of The Said Majors 
Purchass Cedar Swamp 

To Have And To Hold All The Above Granted And Bar- 
gained Tract or Parcel of Cedar Swamp Bounded and Discribed 
And Set Forth As Above Said With All And Singular The 

o 

Profits Priviledges Commodities And Appertanances Thereunto 
Belonging From us And Our heirs L nto him The Said Joseph 
Cushman his heirs And Assigns Forever : To Belong And A]> 
• pertain To his And Their Only Proper Use Benefit And Behoof 
Forever Free And Quit And Freely And Clearly Aquited 
Aquited And Discharged Of And From All And Other And 
Former Gifts Grants Bargains Sales Leases Mortgages Wills 
Entails Joynturs Dowers Titles Troubles Charges Impositions 
Entanglements And Encumberances Whatsoever Warranting 
That At The Time of The Signing Sealing And Delivery 
hereof That We are The True Sole Proper And Lawful Owners 
And Proprietors of Ail The Above Granted And Bargained 
Premises And have in Our Selves Good Right Full Power 
And Lawful Authority To Grant Bargain Sell And Dispose of 
The Same in Maner And Form as is Above P^xpressed And 
We The Said Allerton Cushman Ephriam Cushman Joseph 
Downer And Aseneth Downer his Wife P^phriam Foot and 
Lydia Foot his Wife Joshua Soul And Mary Soul his Wife Do 
in The Behalf of Our Selves Our heirs Executors And Admin- 
istrators Covenant Grant Promise And Pmgage To And With 
The Said Joseph Cushman his heirs And Assigns That To him 
And To Them That All The Above Granted And Bargained 
Premises Shall Forever hereafter By Force And Virtue of 
These Presents Be Warranted And Defended Against All The 
Just And Lawful Claims Demands Titles And Interests of Any 



Cushman-Downer— Foot-Smile* 1 2 3 

Person And of All Persons Whatsoever Of in Or Unto The 
Same Belonging Or Any Part Or Parcel Thereof : In Witness 
whereof we The Said Allerton Cushman Ephriam Cushm[an 
Joseph Down]er And Aseneth Downer his Wife Ephriam 
Foot And Lydia Foot his Wife Joshua Soul A[nd Mary Soul 
his] Wife have hereunto Set To Our hands And Seals The 
Eleventh D[ay of] April in T[he Year of Our Lo]rd God 
One Thousand Seven hundred And Sixty Five 1 7^[5] 
Signed Sealed And Delivere[d] [*] Ephraram foot J r (seal) 
In The Presence of us Lydia foot (seal) 

Joseph Clark Joshua Soul Jun r (seal) 

Samuel West junr Mary Soul (seal) 

Allerton Cushman Jr 
John Marsh y e 3 rd 
Judah Alden 
Nathanael Alden 

Windham County April 20 th ij6[ivom] Then Allerton 
Cushman ju r Ephrai[m] Cushman Joseph Downer and Asen[ath 
Downer] signers to the above written Instrument personally 
appeared and Acknowledged the above] written Instrument to 
be thier fre[e act and] Deed before me 

Joseph Clark Just [ice of the Peace] 

[On the back of tlie deed.'] 

[wom]tx y e 4 Day A D 1766 

[wornjum Foot Jun r and Lydia Foot [worn] of the Foregoing 

Instrament and [worn] same to be their act and Deed Before 

me 

[worn] Marsh f Just of peace 

Plymouth Ss January y e 14 : 1767 the with in Named Joshua 
Soule and Mary Soule acknowledged the within Instrument to 
Be their act and Deed Before 

Briggs Alden Justice of Peace 

*The signatures of Allerton Cushman, Jr., Ephraim Cushman. Joseph 
Downer and Asenath Downer were on the bottom of the middle section which 
has been torn out. 

t This signature is very badly written, but the first, second and fifth letters 
are distinct. 



124 Reports from State Societies. 



REPORTS FROM STATE SOCIETIES. 



MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY. 

The Fourth Annual Forefathers' Day Service of the Massachusetts 
Society was held at the First Church in Boston, on Monday afternoon, 
December 21, 1903. Rev. George Hodges, D.D., the Elder of the So- 
ciety, conducted the devotional services, and the address was delivered by 
Rev. James Eells, the pastor of the church. 

The fortieth meeting of the Society was held on Thursday afternoon, 
January 28, 1904, at the Hotel Yendome, Boston. Hon. Winslow Warren, 
the Deputy Governor, read a paper on " The Cheerful Side of the Pilgrim 
Character," and the usual informal reception followed. 

The new rooms of this Society, at No. 53 Mt. Vernon St., Boston, were 
opened on Thursday afternoon, February 25, 1904, with a reception to 
the Governor General, Hon. Samuel B. Capen, LL.D., and Rev. Morton 
Dexter, the Governor of the Massachusetts Society. 

Donations to the Library. 

Leaflet showing the Howland descent of the donor, Miss Ellen M. Lyon. 

"The Descendants of Folly and Ebenezer Alden," from the compiler, 
Henry Shaw, M.D. 

" The Litchfield Family in America. Part I, No. 3," from the com- 
piler, Mr. Wilford J. Litchfield. 

" The Tale of the Spinning Wheel," from the author, Mrs. Elizabeth C. 
Barney Buel. 

"John Billington. The Plymouth Martyr," a manuscript, from the 
compiler, Mr. George Prince. 

"Chronicles of a Pioneer School, from 1792 to 1833," from the com- 
piler, Emily Noyes Vanderpoei. 

" Acts and Resolves passed by the General Court of Massachusetts," 
1902 and 1903, two volumes, from Mr. Arthur E. Linnell. 

" Manual, with Rules and Orders, for the use of the General Assembly 
of the State of Rhode Island," 1903, from Mr. George T. Hart. 

"The 'Mayflower' Fuller Geneaiogy," from the compiler, Mr. F. A. 
Fuller. 

"Knox County Historical Magazine," ten numbers (all published), from 
Mr. Theodore S. Lazell. 

"The Old South Work," "Old South Leaflets," Nos. 48, 49 and 142, 
from the Directors of the Old South Work. 

" Ninth Report of the Free Public Library Commission of Massachu- 
setts, 1899," from Hon. Caleb Tillinghast, Chairman of the Commission. 

"Thirty-first Report, Boston Records," from Mr. Edward Webster 
McGlenen, City Registrar. 

" The Massachusetts Song," from the composer, Mr. Edward J. Cox. 

" Contributions to the Old Residents' Historical Association, Lowell, 
Massachusetts," from Mr. Horace S. Bacon. 

" History of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massa- 
. chusetts," four volumes, from the Company. 



Reports from State Societies. 125 

"The Corwin Genealogy in the United States/' "The Farmer's Alma- 
nac, 1804"; "A Sermon delivered at Pomfret (Vt.) at the Ordination of 
the Rev. Ignatius Thomson, November 20th, 1805, by the Rev. Allan 
Pratt;" "A Sermon delivered at the Ordination of Rev. Freeman P. How- 
land, at Hanson (Mass.), October 25, 1S26, by Rev. Sylvester Holmes:" 
"An Address delivered before the Society- of *• -B- K- in Bowdoin College, 
September 2, 1S41, by Alden Bradford, LL.D.;" "The Spirit of the Pil- 
grims. A Sermon delivered at Plymouth, December 22, 1826. bv Rev. 
Richard S. Storrs;" "The Father^ of New England. A Sermon delivered 
in the Church in Essex Street, Boston, December 22, 1820, by James 
Sabine;" "A Sermon delivered in Plymouth, December 23, 1821, by Rev. 
William T. Torrey ; " " Chronological Glance at Prominent Facts in Con- 
nection with the Pilgrims and Their History:" all from George Ernest 
Bowman. 

Members Elected. 
December 14, 1903. 

826. Mrs. Warren Bailey Potter Weeks, Boston, eighth from John Alden. 

827. Mrs. Henry Martyn Saville, Cambridge, seventh from John Alden. 

828. William Piatt Church, Cambridge, seventh from John Alden. 
January 18, 1904. 

829. Mrs. George Walter Copeland, Middleboro, eighth from William 

Bradford. 

830. Mrs. Charles Elizur Woodward, Jr., Montpelier, Vt., eighth from 

Francis Cooke. 

831. Clarence Ordway Hill, Belmont, ninth from James Chilton, eighth 

from Mary Chilton. 
February 15, 1904. 

832. William Lincoln Palmer, Cambridge, tenth from Richard Warren. 

833. Winthrop Carver Durfee, Boston, seventh from John Alden. 

Supplemental Lines Filed. 
December, 1903. 

3. Myles Standish, M.D., eighth from John Alden: seventh from Ed- 
ward Doty; eighth from George Soule ; eighth from Richard 
Warren. 
818: E.Edward Cole, eighth from Francis Cooke: ninth from Richard 

Warren. 
January, 1904. 

3. Myles Standish, M.D., eighth from Edward Doty. 
733. Mrs. Palmer G. Wood, eighth from John Alden ; ninth from William 
Brewster, eighth from Love Brewster: ninth from Richard Warren. 
805. Mrs. Nelson L. Martin, ninth from Stephen Hopkins, eighth from 
Constance Hopkins. 

822. Miss Ann J. Lyon, seventh from John Howland. 

823. Miss Ellen M. Lyon, seventh from John Howland. 
February, 1904. 

807. Mrs. Adolphus C. Bartlett, seventh from Edward Doty. 



NEW YORK SOCIETY. 
Members Elected. 



December 2, 1903. 

748. Rev. John Henry Watson, New York, eighth from Edward W inslow. 



126 Reports from State Societies. 

December 21, 1903. 

749. Henry Sanger Snow, Brooklyn, eighth from Stephen Hopkins, sev- 

enth from Constance Hopkins. 
February 3, [904. 

750. Mrs. Edmund Terry, Brooklyn, eighth from Francis Cooke. 

751. Mrs. Henry D. Bro'okman, New York, eighth from Francis Cooke. 



CONNECTICUT SOCIETY. 

Member Elected. 
December 7, 1903. 
230. Rev. Allen Shaw Bush, Denver, Col., ninth from John Alden. 



ILLINOIS SOCIETY. 

Members Elected. 
December 21, 1903. 

109. Mrs. Charles Counselman, Chicago, ninth from John Alden. 

110. Miss Edith Counselman, Chicago, tenth from John Alden. 



OHIO SOCIETY. 

Member Elected. 
February 12, 1904. 
57. John Whittlesey Walton, Cleveland, eighth from William Bradford. 



DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA SOCIETY. 

Member Elected. 
February 17, 1904. 
169. Price Colby Claflin, Washington, eighth from John Alden. 



WISCONSIN SOCIETY. 

Members Elected. 
November 16, 1903. 

49. Mrs. George Edward Keiser, Milwaukee, eighth from William Brad- 

ford. 

50. Miss Julia Frances Camp, Milwaukee, eighth from W T illiam Bradford. 
December 3, 1903. 

51. Mrs. Chauncey Conant Keeler, Beloit, ninth from Richard Warren. 
December 28, 1903. 

52. Mrs. Otis Henry Brand, Milwaukee, eighth from John Alden. 



MICHIGAN SOCIETY. 

Member Elected. 
December 19, 1903. 
40. William Merrill, Saginaw, ninth from Richard Warren. 



Pilgrim Notes and Queries. 



127 



MAINE SOCIETY. 

At the annual meeting held at Augusta, at the residence of the <",,,•.. 
ernor, Hon. John F. Hill, November 21, 1903, the following officers were 
elected . 

Governor,' Archie Lee Talbot, Lewiston. 

Deputy Governor, Henry Nathaniel Fairbanks, Bangor. 
Captain, Elliott Wood, Winthrop. 

Secretary, Frederick Sturdivant Vaill, Portland. 

Treasurer, Hiram Leander Pishon, Augusta. 

Historian, Philip Foster Turner. Portland. 

Assistants, Willis Ellis Parsons, Mrs. Emma Huntington Navm, 

Charles Livingston Cushman, Augustus Hatch liab 

cock, Roscoe Gilmore Reynolds. 



PILGRIM NOTES AND QUERIES, 

Note. 

Governor Thomas Prence's Widow. The identity of Mary, the 
widow of Governor Thomas Prence, has long been a disputed questi »n. 
and it will be very gratifying to his numerous descendants to learn I . ■ 
Miss E. F. Elliot, of Somerville, Mass., has discovered conclusive <; • 
mentary evidence that Mary, the widow of Thomas Howes of Yarm« an . 
afterwards married Governor Prence and survived him. Governor !': 
therefore, had at least three wives, Patience Brewster, the daughter . 
Elder William Brewster, Man* Collier, the daughter of William Collar. 

of Duxbury, and Man' , the widow of Thomas Howes of Yarmo ;•• . 

There are also other records which cannot be satisfactorily explained ex- 
cept on the supposition that there was still another marriage, prior to ll 
marriage to Mar}- ( ) Howes. 

Miss Elliot is preparing the evidence of the marriage to the widow 
of Thomas Howes for publication in our July number. 

Answer to Query. 

39. Pratt. The wife of Samuel 4 Pratt (Sam?*?/,* Mary* Priest. Da? 
ory x ) was Hannah, daughter of John xMiller, Sr., of Middleborough. John 
Miller, Sr., left no will and on 24 May, 1720, his son John was appoint? I 
administrator. On 27 June, 1720, John Miller of Middleborough, Thomas 
Dexter and Mary his wife, of Rochester, Samuel Pratt and Hannah \y 
wife, of Middleborough, Ebenezer Reddin and Mercy his wife, of Middle- 
borough, Joseph Rickard and Deborah his wife, of Plympton, and Eliza- 
beth Delano of Middleborough, "being the children of John Miller S. nior 
late of midleborough aforesaid Deceased:" made a settlement ot the estate 
by which all the real and personal property was conveyed to the son John, 
who paid each of his sisters the sum of ^43, 3s., rod. This sett meat 
was not recorded, the original paper being in the Plymouth County probate 
files. J. H. C. 



128 Pilgrim Notes and Queries. 

Book Notes. 

A beautiful piece of book-making is " The Tale of the Spinning 
Wheel,'' by Mrs. Elizabeth Cynthia Barney Buel, the Regent of Miry 
Floyd Tallmadge Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. The 
book is illustrated by Emily Moves Yanderpoel in a most unique manner 
— dainty little, vignettes in tint — which combine with the text, as do both 
with the printing and binding, to make one of the choicest little books 
which we have seen. It is rare that an historical monograph receives such 
tasteful setting and one hardly knows where to begin in admiring this 
little gem of a book. Mrs. Buel read a paper on the subject of the Spin- 
ning Wheel before the Historical Society of Litchfield, Conn., where the 
book, which is a revision and enlargement of the paper, is published. 
Afterwards the author read her work before many historical societies, in- 
cluding the New England Society of New York, various Chapters of 
Daughters of the American Revolution and Colonial Dames Societies and 
other bodies, and it is a cause for congratulation that all of us who are 
interested in historical study now have access to her work, the result of 
careful research and painstaking study. The romance and reality of the 
badge of colonial womanhood and the symbol of the great society in which 
she is an honored Regent is set forth in this pretty book with all the 
charm and appreciation of the subject which can be imagined. It is a 
book that instructs while it pleases and leaves one a better American for 
the reading. E. S. C. 

Miss Emily Noyes Yanderpoel has compiled and Mrs. Elizabeth C. 
Barney Buel has edited a book published by the University Press, Cam- 
bridge, Mass., called "Chronicles of a Pioneer School. From 1792 to 
1833, being the History of Miss Sarah Pierce and her Litchfield (Conn.) 
School." This work in 465 pages and 64 half-tone plates, is a welcome 
addition to historical literature in one of the most fascinating departments 
of "Americana." It gives a history of a celebrated female academy, during 
a large part of its existence the only institution in New England for the 
higher, education of young women and it exerted a great influence on the 
times. The history of such an institution is a distinct gain to the cause 
of historical as well as of educational research. It goes thoroughly into 
the life, the manners and customs of the epoch, contains extracts from 
compositions, diaries, rules, reminiscences and even genealogies, and there 
is a complete index, making the book valuable for reference. The press 
work, illustrations and arrangement are of the best; it is a book not only 
to own but to read and to read through, a thoroughly interesting and in- 
structive book, fairly breathing the life of the past and rolling away that 
mystical haze which too often clouds our ideas of the fathers and mothers 
of New England. Here they live again and in this exhaustive record of 
the higher types of living a century ago we gain new inspiration for our 
battles with present day problems and find renewed cause to glory in the 
rare heritage which is the birthright of the children of New England. 

E. S. C. 






V 

* 



c 



Q 



HY-*ui 




■*«k 






44 \tfi 




m i 



n 







S>J 













< 3 

^ IT. 



H 







4S^ 



,3 






f^ 



#84*^4$^** K 






V Na 



T 



he Mayflower 

Descendant 



Vol. VL JULY, J904. No. 3. 

WILLIAM PABODIE'S WILL AND INVENTORY. 

Transcribed from the Original Records and Documents, 
By George Ernest Bowman. 

William Pabodie married Elizabeth 2 Alden (John 1 ) on 26 
December, 1644,* and, after living at Duxbury many years, 
removed to Little Compton, which was a part of Bristol County, 
Mass., until 1747, when it was annexed to Rhode Island. He 
died at Little Compton on 13 December, 1707, and his will and 
inventory are found in the Bristol County Probate Records, at 
Taunton, Mass., Volume II, pages 193-195 and 268. The 
original will has disappeared from the files, but the original 
inventory and the executor's account, also the bond of the 
executors, which is not recorded, are still in the docket. 

The bond of the executors is dated 27 February, 1707,! and 
was made out on a printed form. " Elizabeth Pabodie widow 
Relict of m r william Pabodie Late of Little Compton in the 
County of Bristoll Deceased & william Pabodie son to y e said 
Deceased " were the principals, and " m r Peter Taylor & Samuel 
wilbore of Little Compton " the sureties, the bond being for the 
sum of ;£8oo. Elizabeth Pabodie, the widow, signed by her 
mark, the others wrote their names. The witnesses were John 
Coe and William Fobes. 



[William Pabodie's Will.] 

[H : 193] The Last will & Testament of william Pabodie of 
Little Compton in the County of Bristoll being aged and 
Weakly but of perfect understanding as at other times blessed 

* Mayflower Descendant 1 : 163. t 1708 in new style. 

129 



130 William Pabodie 1 s Will and Inventory. 

be God for it . for the settleing & Continueing peace in my 
family and amongst my Children after my Decease do order 
my estate in the world as followeth == Imp ru5 that my Body 
after it be Dead have Decent buriall & all funeral Charges be 
Defrayed out of my Estate 

Item That all my Lawfull Debts be fully and Clearely & 
truely payd out of my Estate as soon after my Death as 
Conveiniently Can 

Item I give unto my beloved wife all my houseing and lands 
in that part of y e town of Little Compton aforesd Called the 
three quarters of a mile square the land being the one halfe of 
fourteen Eleven acre lotts of land lyeing all of them in said 
three quarters of a Mile square the Dwelling house being the 
East End . of said house (the one halfe of sd fourteen Eleven 
acre lotts of land . I gave formerly unto my son william Pabodie 
as may appear by a Deed of Gift unto him under my hand and 
seal) Dureing the time of her widowhood : but if she Marry 
againe then I give her the Third part only Dureing her life . 
allso I give unto my sd wife all my household stuff beds and 
beding puter brass Iron Tinn w r ood — Except onely one sett of 
Green Curtaines the wiiich I have given unto my Daughter 
Lidea Greenill after my wives Decease Together with the 
vallans thereunto belonging Allso I give unto my wife what 
Cattle or beast of any sort or kind that shall be found mine at 
my Death Together allso with all Bills due unto me at my death 
and what money shall be found mine at my Death Provided she 
Marry not againe and allso Rest Contented with this my bequest 
to her in this my last will & Testament. But if my wife shall 
see. cause to Claime her Thirds of my house and lands that was 
mine at Duxbury which I sold unto Samuel Bartlett and make 
use thereof then my will is . my son william Pabodie shall have 
the whole use of houseing & lands at Little Compton & pay 
Samuel Bartlett fifty shillings by the year Dureing the time 
her * Mother makes use of her thirds at Duxbury 

Item my will further is that if my wife will not be Con- 
tented with her thirds at Little Compton onely nor with her 
Thirds at Duxbury onely but shall Claime her Thirds in both 
places or Marry againe then my will is that I do hereby make 
voyde all my bequest unto her before Mentioned in this my last 
will & Testament and that she shall have onely such part of my 
Estate as the law provides when the Husband . Dyes Intestate, 
artd my bequest in this my last will & Testament in what its 

* Sic. 



William Pabodie' s Will and Inventory. 13 1 

more then the law Requires as aforesaid shall goe to make up 
the Damage any person shall sustain by her Refusall 

Item I give to my son william Pabodie after his Mothers 
death that part of my house and land & land in Little Compton 
which I have bequeathed unto his mother Dureing her life to 
him & his heires for Ever with all the Appurtenances 

Item I give unto my son william Pabodie one Quarter part 
of a four & Twenty acre lott of land in Littlecompton the 
Eighth in Number among the four & Twenty acre lotts in 
Little Compton to him his heires and assignes for Ever 

Item I give unto my son william Pabodie all my books not 
otherwise Disposed of before my Death and all my tools Axes 
hoes augurs saws Chaines hooks plow Irons . Crow &c 

Item I give unto my three Gransons Namely Stephen South- 
worth the Naturall son of my Daughter Rebecca now Deceased 
and the Naturall sons of my said son Willia Pabodie Namely 
John Pabodie & william Pabodie as followeth, whereas there 
are Certain lands belonging unto me the Testator Lyeing in 
or about a place called weskanauge westward of the town of 
Providence in Rhod Island Jurisdiction in New England not 
as yet bound out nor Divided Namely one whole share I pur- 
chased of Philip Taber as may appear by Deed under the hand 
& seale of sd Taber bearing Date November the 12 th 16S5 and 
one other share of land [p. 194] Land in the same Country 
Purchased by my son in Law william ffoabs of shuball Painter 
as may appear by a Deed under his hand and seal bearing Date 
march the 8 th 1682 but assigned over by the said william ffobes 
unto my son in Law Icabod wiswall and my self the Testator 
as may appear by an assignement on the backside said Deed 
Now I give unto my three Gransons before Named viz Stephen 
southworth John Pabodie and will Pabodie one third part of 
that whole share of land bought of Phillip Taber the other two 
third parts haveing formerly sold unto my two sons in law 
Namely Edward southworth & william ffobes allso I give two 
third parts of my halfe share of what was said suball Painters 
the other Third part of said half share I sold unto my said son 
in Law Edward southworth now I say the one third part of 
my share I bought of Philip Taber & two third parts of that 
half share I bought that was suball Painters I give unto my 
said three Gransons Namely Stephen Southworth John Pabodie 
& william Pabodie by an equal Divission to them and their 
heires for Ever 

Item Item I give unto my Naturall Daughter Mary one 
shilling & to my Naturall Daughter Mercey one shilling and 



132 William Pabodie s Will and Inventory. 

unto my naturall Daughter Martha one shilling and unto my 
Naturall Priscilla one shilling & unto my Naturall Daughter 
Ruth one shilling and unto my Xaturall Daughter Sarah one 
shilling & unto my Naturall Daughter Hannah one shilling & 
to my Naturall Daghter Lidia one shilling and to the heires 
of my Naturall Daughter Elizabeth one shilling & unto the 
heires of my Naturall Daughter Rebecah one shilling 

Lastly I Constitute and appoint my beloved wife & my son 
william Pabodie sole Executors of this my last will and Testa- 
ment — Desireing my beloved friends : 

Signed and sealed ) William Pabodie (S) 

in the presence of > May : 13 th : 1707 
these witnesses ) 
John Woodman 
Peter Taylor 
Samuel willbore 



Bristol ss Little Compton y e 27 day of ffeb r y 1707 Then m r 
John woodman Peter Taylor & Samuel wilbore all of Little 
Compton Named as witnesses to y e abovewritten will of m r 
william Pabodie late of Little Compton Deceased Appeared 
before Natha 1 Byfield Esq r Judge of Probate of wills &c within 
the County of Bristol and made Oath y t they were present & 
did see the sd Testator signe seale and Publish y e same as his 
last will and testament and that he was of a Disposeing mind 
when he so did 
John Cary Reg r : Natha 1 Byfield 

Entered March first 1707 By John Cary Register 

[William Pabodie's Inventory.*] 

An Inventory' of the Goods and Estate of the Late 
Deceassed m r william Pabody whoe Dyed the 13 th day of 
December 1707 

£ * d 
It To 70 acers of Land att 4 £ 10 s ¥ acer is 315 00 00 

It To six acers of out Land 06 00 oc 

It To a shaire of Land Lying in a purchis Called "> 

washquanoug in Rhoad Island Collony the val- > ...-•• 
lew not Knowne ) 

It To a dwelling house and halfe the barne all 30 00 00 

♦Transcribed from the original document. 



o6 


00 


00 


°3 


00 


00 


06 


00 


00 


14 


00 


00 


01 


1 1 


00 



00 10 00 



00 



William Pabodies Will and Inventory. 133 

It To one mare and her yearling being a mare both att 

It To one Cow and a young Calufe both att 

It To Sundry Books 

It To tow feather . beds and the furniture belonging to 

them 
It To 4 basons and 3 platters and 3 porngers all 
It To a Tanker and a pint pott and a boul Cupp and 

one plate 
It To 2 old Chamber potts and an old bed pan and 2 

Cups and Sum old putter all 00 12 

It To 2 Iron potts and one Iron Cittle 01 00 00 

It To an old brass pan and 2 old Little Cittills and 2 

Cillitts* all 01 05 00 

It To 2 Tramills and a Spitt and a V of Tongs and a 

fire Slise all 
It To a V of andirons 
It To an old driping pan and an old Skimmer & 2 tining 

pott and a grater 
It To a warming pan and 2 Earthen potts 
It To 4 Trays and 3 kellers and a Cheese fatt 
It To 3 Chests 2 of them being Small and nine old 

Chares all 
It To old Toules and an old Saddle and bridle all 
It To 2 V of pinchers and 2 hammers and 4 alls and 6 

fishing hucks and line 
It To 2 old plow r Chaines and a Iron barr and a V of 

old plough Irons all 
It To a ¥ of Cupples and a halfe peck all 
It -To one duz of napkins and 2 Table Cloths and a 

Looking glass 
It -To a V of markeing Irons and a Small putter bottle 

and a Cow bell all 
It To a greet Ironf and an old Sword 
It To a Churn and a Runlitt and 2 glass bottles 
It-Topouder and Shoot and flents all 
It To Cash 
It -To all his wareing Aparriil both Lining and wooling 

It more found sence one pichforke 

wee- whose names are under written being Chossen by m r 
William pabody Son to the Decessed m r peabody to Inventory 
The Estate of the decessed m r Pabody, have as above written 
prised it according to The best of our under Standing 
witness our hands the 30 th day of December 1707 

John Palmer 
Edward : Richmond 

* Sic. t Gridiron ? 



01 


01 


00 


00 


14 


00 


00 


°3 


06 


00 


08 


06 


00 


10 


00 


01 


04 


00 


01 


1 7 


00 


00 


07 


00 


01 


01 


00 


00 


02 


06 


01 


18 


OQ 


00 


°3 


06 


00 


°5 


OO 


00 


06 


OO 


00 


°5 


oa 


02 


10 


00 


10 


00 


00 


407 


14 


00 


000 


or 


00 



134 William Pabodie' s Will and Inventory, 

Bristoll ss In Little Compton feb r y 27 th : 1707 

m™ Elizabeth Pabodie & her son william Pabodie Executors 
of the last will & Testament of m r william Pabodie late of sd 
Little Compton Deceased Appeared before Natha 1 Byfield Esq r 
Judge of Probate of wills &c within the County of Bristoll & 
made Oath that the Inventory on the other side is the whole 
of the Estate the sd Deceased Dyed seazed of and is Come 
to their Knowledge & when they know of more they will 
Reveale it bring it to the Register 
John Cary Reg r N Byfield 

March y e 3 d 170J : In y e 2 d Book folio 195 the above 
written is Entered By John Cary Reg r 

[Executor's Account.*] 

The Accompt of william Pabodie of Littlecompton Executor 
of the last will and Testament of m r william Pabodie late of sd 
Littlecompton Deceased 

The said accomptant Chargeth himself with the Inventory 
of sd Estate upon Record which Amounts to the sum of 
407=14=00 

the Executor saith that He hath Received no Adition to the 
same by any debts Received 

The Accomptant desireth allowance for the payment of 
f unerall Charges & Legacies — viz : 

To Sister Mary 00 01 o 

To sister Mercey 00 01 o 

To sister Martha 00 01 o 

To sister Prissilla 00 01 o 

To sister Sarah 00 01 o 

To sister Ruth 00 01 o 

To Hanah my sister 00 01 o 

To sister Lidiah 00 01 o 

To the heir of sister Elizabeth 00 01 o 

To the husband of sister Rebeca 00 01 o 

To the doctor 02 oS o 

To digging the grave 00 06 o 

To gravestones * 00 13 o 

To the inventory 00 05 o 

To proving the will . 00 15 6 

To Recording the will 00 04 o 

To one Rate 00 01 

To three gallons of Rumn 00 12 ° 

To the Coffin 00 03__° 

^06 17.6 
william pabod'.s 

* Transcribed from the original document. 



Barnstable, Mass., Vital Records. 135 

Bristol ss 

William Paybodye personally appearing before me Natha 1 
By field Esqr Judge of the probate of Wills & Granting Admin, 
within s d County of Bristol made oath to this Account that it is 
a Just & true Acco* of his Administration of the Estate of his 
Father W m Pay body deceased which being Examined is 
approved of and ordered to be of Record in Bristol this 7 th 
day of Sept r 1709 

N Byfield 

Entered in y e 2 d Book folio : 268 & 269 : sept r 13 th 1709 
By John Cary Reg r 



BARNSTABLE, MASS., VITAL RECORDS. 

{Continued from page 99.) 

Ebenezer Hinkley Married with Sarah Lewes 

Their Son Ebenezer born 10 Sept 17 12 

Daniel born 26 July 17 14 & Deceas d 8 of August 17 14 

Another Son born 24 of Sept : 17 15 & Deceas d 27 of Sept 1715 

& their Son Thomas born 2 7 July 1 7 1 7 

& his. Daughter Susannah y e 18 Ap : 1722 

their Son Samuel born y e 7 th Day of Sept 1727 

Their Daughter Mary Hinkley Born April 12 1729 

John Hinkley & Bethiah Lothrop Married July 1668 

his Daughter Sarah born y e Latter End of May 1669 

his Son Samuel 2 February 1670 

his Daughter Bethiah born y e Latter End of March 1673 

his Daughter Hannah y e Middle of May 1675 

his Son Jonathan y e 15 of Feb 1677 

his Son Ichabod y e 28 of August 1680 

his Son Gershom born y e 2 nd of April 1682 

Bethiah y 6 wife of y e above s d John Hinkley Departed this Life July 

10 day 1694 
y e Above S d M r John Hinkley Deceas d y e 7 th of Decern 1 " 1709 
his Daughter Bethia aboves d Deceas d 2 nd Day of April 17 15 
Ichabod Hinkley & Mary Good speed Married by M r [illegible'] 7 Jan 

1701/2 
his Daughter Mary born 27 of March 1704 
Benjamin 19 [illegible] 1707 
David y e first of March 1709 

John 4 of Jan r / 17 10 11 & Decas d [illegible] after 
John born 7 of March 17 12 



136 Barnstable, Mass., Vital Records. 

Ebenezer his Son Born 7 July 17 14 

Thankful born 1 August 17 16 

his Daughter Mary Dyed March 17 18 

Daughter Mar}' born 26 September 1718 

Mary Hinkley sd Ichabods wife Deceas d 1 Octo 17 19 

by his Second wife Mary Bassit y r Daughter Thankful born Decern 

1722 
Samuel Hinkley Son of Ensign John Hinkley his Son John Hinkley 

was Born y e 28 July 1700 
his Daughter Martha 8 March 1701 

[p. 420] The Births of y e Children of James Hamlin 

His Son Bartholomew Born y e 11 of April 1642 

John y e 26 of June 1644 

his Daughter Sarah y e 7 of Nov 1647 

Eleazer y e 17 of March 1649 

Israel y e 25 of June 1652 

James Hamlin Ju r and Mar}- Dunham Married 20 of Nov r 1662 

Their Daughter Mar}- born y e 24 Day of July 1664 

Their Daughter Elizabeth born y e 13 Day of Feb 1665 

Their Son Eleazer & Daughter Experience born 12 April 1668 

Their son James born ^ 26 of August 1669 

Their Son Jonathan born y e 3 of March 167 0/1 

Their Son Unnamed born y e 28 of March 1672 & Died y e 7 of 

April 1672 
Their Son Ebenezer born y e 29 Day of July 1674 
Their Son Elisha born y e 15 of March 1655 & Died y e 20 of Decern 

1677 
their Daughter Hope born y € 13 of March 1679/80 
Their Son Job born y e 15 Day of January 1681 
Their Son John Born y* 12 Day of January 1683 
Elkanah Not Recorded * 

Mar}- y e wife Died 19 Day of April 1715 aged 73 years* 
James Hamlin Ju r <5c Ruth Lewes Married y e 8 of October 1690 
his Daughter Mary born 24 of June 1691 
Their Daughter Ruth born 25 January 1692 
Their Son James born 17 of July 1696 
his Son Benjamin y e 8 of November 1702 
David Hamlin his Son born In June 1708 
Hannah 17 of June 1709 
Job Born 25 June 17 n 
Jonathan Hamlin & Esther Hamlin Were Married 6 of March 1705 

*> M r Russel 
his Children Born 
his Son Solomon Decern/ 5* 1705 
his Daughter Content Decern 12 1707 
Priscilla 13 July 1709 

* On the margin. 



Barnstable, Mass., Vital Records. 137 

Zaccheus June y e 17 171 1 

Elkanah Hamlin In y e Letter C 

Ebenezer Hamlin & Sarah Lewes Married 4 of April 1698 by m r 

Russel 
his Son Ebenezer Born 18 March 1698/9 
his Daughter Mercy born 10 Sep 1700 
his Daughter Hopestil 23 July 1702 
his Son Cornelius y e 13 June 1705 
his Son Thomas born y e 6 of May 1710 
his Son Isaac Born 1 July 17 14 

his Son Lewes born y e Last Day of January 17 18/19 
Eleazer Hamlin & Mehitable Jenkins Married About y c Midle of 

October In y e year 1675 
Their Son Isaac born y e 20 th Day of August 1676 
Their Son Joseph born y e 20 of November 1680 
Their Daughter Mehitable born y e 28 March 1682 
Their Son Shobal born y e 16 of September 1695 * 
Isaac Hamlin & Elizabeth Howland Married 14 of Sep 1 1698 Y M r 

Russel 
his Son Eleazer born 22 august 1699 
his Son Joseph born 4 June 1702 
his Daughter Elizabeth born Octo r 1705 
Joseph Hamlin and Mercy Howland Married f M r Russel 27 April 

in y e year 1704 
his Daughter Alice born 4 of February 1705 
his Son Seth born In March 1708 
Sarah Born April 4 1 7 1 1 
& his Son Joseph Born y e 10 of March 17 15 
his Son Called Southward born 21 of May 172 1 

[p. 421] John Hamlin & Sarah Bierse Married In August 1667 

his Daughter Melatiah born 1 of July 1668 

his Daughter Priscilla born 3 of April 1670 

his Daughter Sarah 1 July 167 1 

his Daughter Martha born y e Middle of Feb 1672 

his Daughter Experience born y e Middle of April 1674 

Their Daughter Hannah born y e Midle of Feb 1675 

his Daughter Hester born y e 17 Day of March 1677 

Their Daughter Thankful born In Octo r 1679 & Died In Octo r 1683 

his Son John Born y e 10 of march 1680 

his Son Ebenezer born y e 12 Day of May 1683 

Abigail his Daughter born y e 25 Day of April 1685 

his Son Benjamin born y e 1 1 of Feb 1686 

William Hunter & Rebeca Besse Married 17 of Feb 1670 

Ebenezer Hamlin & Thankful Hamlin Married 11 of May 17 10 ¥ 

M r Russel 
his Son Isaac born Latter End of Feb : & Died 7 Weeks after 1 7 1 1 

* This appears to have been changed from " 16S5." 



1 3S Barnstable, Mass., Vital Records. 

8z his Son Gershom born 19 July 17 13 

their Daughter Thankful born 6 of aug : 17 15 

Their son Nathan born June 29 in y e year 17 17 

& Ebenezer born Nov r 26 17 19 

& their Daughter Still born Last of Sep 1 1720 

Sam 11 born January 7 th 1722 

Dorcas June 5 th 1727 

Timothy Sep 1 3 rd 17 28 

Elizabeth Nov 20 1730 

Daniel born April 2 1735 

Benjamin Hamlin & Hope Huckens Married May 29 1709 V M r 

Russel 
his Daughter Rebecca born 1 7 of May 1 7 1 1 
Shobal Hamlin his Daughter Jerusha born about y e Middle of May 

1722 
their son Shobal 20 Sep 1 1724 
Their Daughter Elenor born y e 18 Octo r 1726 
his Son Joshua born 21 Day of august 1728 
Bartholomew Hamlin & Susannah Dunham married y e 20 Day of 

January 1673 
Their Son Samuel born y e 25 Day of Decern 1674 
Their Daughter Mercy born y e i 5t Day of June 1677 
Their Daughter Patience born y e 15 Day of April 1680 
Their Daughter Susannah born y e 16 of March 1682 
Their Daughter Experience born y e 13 of Feb 1684 
Their Son John Born y e 19 of June 1686 
Ebenezer born y e 23 of March 1689 
Mary born y e 23 of May 1691 
Their Daughter Bethiah born 26 of Novem 1693 
Their Daughter Reliance born y e 30 Nov 1696 
the Above S d Bartholomew Hamlin Deceas d in y e 63 rd year of his 

Age In April 24 th Day 1704 
his Son John Died 26 April 1705 aged 19 
Ebenezer Hamlin & Thankful Childs Married by Justice Joseph 

Lothrop 25 Octo r 1722 
y r Daughter Elizabeth born 1 Octo r 1723 

Israel Hamlin had a Child that was born & Dyed in y e year 1687 
his Daughter Thankful born y e 24 of August 1689 
prudence born y* Last of Octo r 1692 1692 
his Son Israel Born 15 of March 1694 
his Son Joseph born 12 of September 1697 
Jemima 15 of August 1699 
his Son Jacob 28 of May 1702 
Ann Born y e 10 of April 1706 

[p. 422] The Births of y e Children of Thomas Huckens with his 

Marriage 
Thomas Huckens Married With Mary Wells 1642 



Barnstable^ Mass., Vital Records. 139 

his Daughter Lydia born About y e 4 of July 1644 & buried y e 2S of 

y e Same Month July 
his Daughter Mary born y e 29 of March 1646 
Elizabeth born 27 of Feb 1647 & buried y e S of December 164S 
Mary his Wife buried y e 2S of July 1648 
& Tho s Huckens & Rose Hyllier vid : Married 3 Nov 1648 
his Son John born About y e 2 of August 1649 
his Son Tho s y e 25 of April 165 1 

his Daughter Hannah 14 of Octo r 1653 Died 13 Feb 1727 
his Son Joseph y e 21 Feb 1655 
M r Thomas Huckens was cast away y e 9 of Novemb 1679 & Died in 

y* 62 year of his age 
his Son Joseph Lost with him at y e Same time aged 24 years 1679 
John Huckens & Hope Chipman Married 10 of August 1670 
his Daughter Elizabeth born y e ult of Octo r 167 1 
his Daughter Mary born 3 of April 1673 
his Daughter Experience born 4 of June 1675 
his Daughter Hope born y e 10 of May 1677 

John Huckens Dyed ye 10 of Nov r 1678 In y e 29 th year of his age 
Thomas Huckens & Hannah Chipman Married y e 1 of May 16S0 
Their Daughter Hannah born y e 6 th Day of April 16S1 
Their Son Joseph born y e 6 th Day of Octo r 1682 
Their Daughter Mary born y e 13 Day of June 1684 
Their Son John Born y e 4 th Day of May 16S6 
Their Son Thomas Born y e 15 th Day of January i68| 
Their Daughter Hope born y e 21 Day of September 16S9 
Their Son James born About y e 20 Day of August 169 1 
Their Son Samuel born y e 19 Day of August 1693 
Their Son Jabez born y e 20 th of July 1696 

Hannah Huckens Died y e 4 of Nov r aged 37 years In y e year 1696 
Hannah Huckens y e Daughter of Thomas Huckens Deceas d 29 

octo r 1698 
his Son Jabez Deceas d In y e month of June 1699 
Thomas Huckens & y e Widdow Sarah Hinkley were Joyned In 

Marriage by M r Russel 17 of august 1698 
his Daughter Hannah Huckens by his second Wife born 22 august 

1699 
The births of y e Children of Rose Hyllier by her Husband Hugh 

Hyllier 
Deborah Hyllier born at Yarmoth 3 th of Octo r 1643 
Samuel Hyllier born at yarmoth About 30 July 1646 
M re Rose Huckens Dyed being Aged About 71 years In y e year 1687 
Abigail Hedge y e Daughter of M r John Hedge born 16 N.pv r 1700 
Hannah Hinkley y e Daughter of Job Hinkley and Sarah Hinkley 

born y e 23 Nov r 17 13 
& his Daughter Huldah born 26 Decern 17 15 

[p. 423] Ralph Jones his Son Shobal Born 27 August 1654 



140 Barnstable, Mass., Vital Records. 

his Son Jedediah 4 of January 1656 

John y e 14 of August 1659 

his Daughter Mercy Born 14 Nov 1666 

his Son Ralp 1 of October 1669 

Jeddediah Jones Married With Hannah Davis 18 of March 1681 

his Son Shobal bom 17 of July 1633 

Simon his Son y e 5 of april 1685 

Isaac In April 1690 

Timothy In May 1692 

his Daughter Hannah In Sep* 1694 

Matthew Jones Married With Mercy Goodspeed 14 January 1694* 

his Son Benjamin born y e 5 of January 1690 

& his Son Ralph 5 of January 1692 

his Daughter Experience y e 1 of March 1697 

Josiah y e 14 of June 1702 

his Son Ebenezer y e 6 of June 1706 

Ralp Jones his Daughter Deborah was born in y* year 1696 Ult : 

March 
his Daughter Elizabeth 25 of Nov r 1698 
his Daughter Thankful born 12 of April 1701 
Bethiah 9 April 1706 
his Son Cornelius born y e 30 July 1709 

Abigail y e Daughter of John Jones born y* 18 of January- 1698/9 
Mercy Jones born July 1700 
& his Son John Jones born 12 of Feb 1703 

John Issum & Jane Parker were Joyned In Marriage In Decern 1677 
his Daughter Jane born y e 7 of Octo r In y e year 1679 
his Son John Born y e 25 of August 168 1 
his Son Isaac Born In Feb 1682 
his Daughter Sarah born In Decern 1684 t 
his Daughter Mary- born In June 1687 f 
his Daughter Hannah 
his Daughter Patience 
his Son Joseph 
his Daughter Thankful 

John Issum Sen r Departed this Life 3 Sep c 17 13 
Joseph Jones Son of Samuel and Mary- Jones born y e 9 June 17 19 
& their Son Benjamin born y e 14 June 172 1 

( To be continued.) 

*Sic. 

t " 10 year too old " is written on the margin opposite these entries. 



Governor Bradford's Letter Book. 141 



GOVERNOR BRADFORD'S LETTER BOOK. 

(Continued from page io<p.) 

WE well knew likewise, that this dealing and friend 
with the Dutch (though it was wholly sought of them* 
yet it would procure us envy from others in the land, an I I I 
at one time or other, our enemies would take occasion to 1 
slanders and frame accusations against us for it; therefnrc, \ > 
prevent their malice, as also to shew the sincerity of our deal 
ing and our loyal and dutiful respect to his Majesty and the 
Honourable Council for New England ; we sent their first 
(with our answer thereto and their reply to the same) v.::'. 1 
the Council as may appear more particularly by our letters 
following. 

A letter to the Council of New England. 

Right Honourable, 

WE held it our bounden duty to inform and acquaint \> ur 
Lordships and Honours, with all such occurrences and matters 
of note as do here befal, and may any way concern the estate 
of this country, in either the good or hurt thereof, which, next 
his Majesty, stands under your honourable governments and 
protection; or which may in any sort, be worthy your wise 
and prudent considerations. May it please your Honours and 
Lordships to understand, that of late we received letters iron 
the Dutch plantation, who using to trade near unto us, had 
order to stay for an answer from us ; and the effect of th< 
letters, being friendly and congratulatory, we answered them ;n 
like sort; since which time, we received another from them, 
but have had as yet no opportunity to give answer thereto. 
Their first letters were two,* but both one in effect and ver- 
batim, so far as the proprieties of the tongues will bear ; \ 
French, with the copies both of our answer and their reply, 
we have here enclosed sent unto your Honour's view, that 
according to your honourable directions therein, we may govern 
ourselves, in our dealings with them. We further understand 
that for strength of men and fortification, they far exceed us, 
and ail in this land. We cannot likewise forbear to complain 
unto your Lordships, of the irregular living of many in this 

♦The one in French and the other in Dutch. 



142 Governor Bradford 's Letter Book. 

land, who without either patent or licence, order or government, 
live, trade and truck, not with any intent to plant, but rather 
to forage the country and get what they can, whether by right 
or wrong, and then be gone : So as such as have been and 
are at great charge to settle plantations, will not be able to 
subsist, if some remedy be not provided, both with these and 
the inordinate course of fishermen, who begin to leave fishing, 
and fall wholly to trading, to the great detriment of both the 
small beginning here, and the State of England, by the unprof- 
itable consuming of the victuals of the land upon these salvages : 
Whereas plantations might here better raise the same in the 
land, and so be enabled both to subsist and to return the profit 
thereof into England for other necessaries, which would be 
beneficial to the commonwealth. Our humble suits therefore 
to your good Lordships is, that you would take some such 
order, for redress herein, as shall seem best to your honourable 
wisdoms, for the relief of all the plantations in the land. So 
in all humbleness we commit ourselves to your honourable 
direction, and you to the protection of the Almighty, resting 
Yours ever at commandment, 

WILLIAM BRADFORD, 
New-Plymouth, June 15, A?ino 1627. Govemour, &c. 



AnotJier to Sir Ferdinando Gorges, touching the same subject. 

Ho?wurable Sir, 

MY humble duty remembered ; we have of late received 
letters from the Dutch plantation and have had speech with 
some of them ; I hold it my duty to acquaint your Worship and 
the rest of the Honourable Council therewith, unto whom we 
have likewise writ and sent the copies of their letters, that, 
together with their and your honourable directions, we may 
know how to order ourselves herein : They have used trading 
there this six or seven and twenty years, but have begun to 
plant of later time, and now have reduced their trade to some 
order, and confined it only to their company, which heretofore 
was spoiled by their seamen and interlopers, as ours is this year 
most notoriously, of whom we have made some complaint in 
our letters to the Council, not doubting but we shall find wor- 
shipful furtherance therein. We are now upon concluding with 
our adventurers, and shall be put upon hard straits by great 
payments, which we are enforced to make, for sundry years, 
or else to leave all, which will be to us very difficult ; and, to 
say the truth, if these disorders of fishermen and interlopers, 



Governor Bradford's Letter Book. 143 

be not remedied, no plantations are able to stand, but will 
decay, whereas otherwise they may subsist and flourish : Thus 
in all humbleness I take leave, and rest, 

At your service, 
WILLIAM BRADFORD, 
Plymouth, June 15, Anno 1627. 

P. S. Besides the spoiling of the trade this last year, our boat 
and men had like to have been cut off by the Indians, after the 
fishermen were gone, for the wrongs which they did them, in 
stealing their skins and other abuses offered them, both the 
last year and this ; and besides they still continue to truck 
pieces, powder and shot with them, which will be the overthrow 
of all, if it be not looked unto. 



BUT I will now return to prosecute other letters out of 
England, touching our business and success thereof. 

A letter of Mr. Shirley s. 

To his worthy a?id loving friend, Mr. William Bradford, Gov- 

ernour of Plymouth, in New-England ; these. 

Thrice worthy a?id beloved Sir, 

I HAVE received your letter of the 26th of May, by Mr. 
Gibs and Mr. Goff, and with all the barrel of skins according 
to the contents; for which Mr. Beauchamp and I got a bill of 
store, and so took them up and sold them together at jQjS 12s. 
sterling, and since, Mr. Allerton hath received the money, as 
will appear by the account. It is true as you write, your en- 
gagements are great, not only the purchase, but you are yet 
necessitated to take up the stock you work upon, and that not 
at 6 or 8 per cent, as it is here let out, but at 30, 40, yea and 
some 50 per cent, which were not your gains great, and God's 
blessing on your honest endeavours more than ordinary, it could 
not be that you should long subsist, in the maintaining of and 
upholding of your worldly affairs : And this your honest, wise, 
and discreet agent, Mr. Allerton, hath seriously considered and 
so deeply laid to mind how to ease you of it, as I know it hath 
much troubled him : He told me you were contented to accept 
of me and some few others, to join with you in the purchase, 
as partners ; for which I kindly thank you and all the rest and 
do willingly accept of it ; and though absent, shall willingly 
and readily be at such charge as you and the rest shall think 
meet ; and this year am contented to forbear my former ^50 
and two years increase for the adventure, both which now 



144 Governor Bradford's Letter Book. 

makes ;£So, without any bargain or condition for the profit, 
you (I mean the generality) standing to the adventure outward 
and homeward : Now (not that I would seem to boast or seek 
for undeserved praise) I have persuaded Mr. Andrews and Mr. 
Beauchamp to do the like ; so as you are eased of that high 
rate you were at the other two years, I say we leave it freely 
to yourselves, allow us what you please and as God shall bless : 
I purpose, God willing, to be at charge of sending over a man 
or two; and so doth Mr. Andrews and now Mr Beauchamp; 
for what course I run he desireth to do the same ; and though 
he have been or seemed somewhat harsh heretofore, yet, now 
you shall find he is new moulded. 

I also see, in your letter, your desire I should be your agent 
or factor here ; truly Mr. Bradford and our worthy Governour, 
far be it from me to flatter you (for I profess to hate it) I have 
ever esteemed and found you so faithful, honest and upright 
men, as I have even resolved with myself (God assisting me) to 
do you all the good that lieth in my power; and therefore if 
you please to make choice of so weak a man, both for abilities 
and body, to perform your business, I promise, the Lord ena- 
bling me, to do the best I can, according to those abilities he 
hath given me, and wherein I fail, excuse me and blame your- 
selves, that you made no better choice ; now, because I am 
sickly and we are all mortal, I have advised Mr. Allerton to join 
Mr. Beauchamp with me in your deputation, which I conceive 
to be very necessary and good for you ; your charge shall be no 
more for it is not your salary makes me undertake your busi- 
ness : Sir, for your love and good counsel to my kinsman, I 
acknowledge myself much engaged unto you, I pray you be still 
the same, for I know he hath much need of it. 

[The rest being news, and of sundry passages about the 
Parliament ; I omit as not pertinent to my purpose, it was 
concluded as followeth.] 

Thus fearing I have been troublesome in relating of things, 
I cease, heartily desiring the long continuance of your good 
health to the pleasure of the Lord, and commending you and 
yours, and all God's faithful people wheresoever, unto the 
guidance and safe protection of the Almighty, ever resting 
Your faithful loving friend, 

JAMES SHIRLEY. 
London, Nov. 17, Anno 1628. 



BEING thus deeply engaged, and a few only of us being 
bound to make payment of all, yea in a double bond ; for 



Governor Bradford's Letter Book. 145 

besides our formal bonds, it was our credits and honesty, that 
made our friends rest and rely upon us, assuring themselves, 
that if we lived and it was possible, we would see them have 
their monies : Therefore we thought it our safest and best 
course to come to some agreement with the people, to have the 
whole trade consigned to us for some years ; and so in the time 
to take upon us, to pay all the debts and set them free : 
Another reason which moved us to take this heavy burthen 
upon our shoulders was, our great desire to transport as many of 
our brethren of Leyden over unto us, as we could, but without 
this course we could never have done it, all here being (for 
peace and unity's sake) made joint purchasers with us, and every 
one thereby had as much interest as ourselves ; and many were 
very opposite here against us in respect of the great charge : 
Again we well knew, that, except we followed our trading 
roundly, we should never be able to do the one or the other ; 
therefore we sought means to have our patent enlarged, and to 
have some good trading places included therein ; that if we 
could not keep them thereby wholly to ourselves, yet that none 
should exclude or thrust us wholly out of them, as we well 
knew that some would have done, if we now had not laid hold 
of the opportunity : Therefore Mr. Allerton was sent over to 
prosecute these things, and to acquaint those few of our friends 
in England, whom the year before were joined purchasers with 
us, what agreements we had made and concluded with our 
people, and for what ends, and so to offer them to be our part- 
ners in trade and the whole business ; writing our letters unto 
them for that end. 

The copy of the covenants made with tlie people here followeth ; 
after the which were signed by them, we made division of 
the cattle and other things, every one having according to 
their proportion of shares, and so were set free from all 
engagements and debts, they resting wholly on our heads. 
ARTICLES of agreement between the Colony of Plymouth 
in New England of the one party ; and William Bradford, Cap- 
tain Miles Standish, and Isaac Allerton, and such others as 
they shall take as partners and undertakers with them, on the 
other party, made the — 

First, it is agreed and covenanted betwixt the said parties, 
that they the said William Bradford, Captin Miles Standish, 
and Isaac Allerton, and such others as they shall take unto 
them, have undertaken, and do by these presents covenant and 
agree to pay, discharge and acquit the said colony, of all the 



146 Governor Bradford 's Letter Book. 

debts, both due for the purchase, or any other way belonging 
to the same, at the day of the date of these presents. 

Secondly, the abovesaid parties are to have and freely enjoy 
the pinnace, the boat at Manamett, and the shallop, called the 
Bass Boat, with all other implements to them belonging, that is 
in the store of the company ; with all the whole stock of furs, 
fells, beads, corn, wampampeak, hatchets, knives, &c. that is 
now in the store, or any way due unto the same upon account. 

Thirdly, that the abovesaid parties have the whole trade to 
themselves their heirs and assigns, with all the privileges 
thereof, as the said colony doth now, or may use the same ; for 
six full years to begin the last of September next ensuing. 

Fourthly, in further consideration of the discharge of the 
said debts every several purchaser, doth promise and covenant 
yearly to pay, or cause to be payed, to the abovesaid parties, 
during the full term of the said six years, three bushels of corn 
or six pounds of tobacco, at the undertaker's choice. 

Fifthly, the said undertakers shall, during the aforesaid 
term, bestow £50 per annum in hose and shoes, to be brought 
over for the colony's use, to be sold them for corn, at 6s. per 
bushel. 

Sixthly, that at the end of the said term of six years, the 
whole trade shall return to the use and benefit of the said 
colony, as before. 

Lastly, if the aforesaid undertakers, after they have 
acquainted their friends in England with these covenants, do 
(upon the first return) resolve to perform them, and undertake 
to discharge the debts of the said colony according to the true 
meaning and intent of these presents, then they are (upon such 
notice given) to stand in force, otherwise all things to remain, 
as formerly they were, and a true account to be given to the 
said colony, of the disposing of all things according to the 
former order. 

This agreement was by these subscribed ; for some would 
not subscribe, and some were from home. 
William Brewster, Cudbert Cudbers, William Palmer, 

Stephen Hopkins, John Adams, Exper. Michell, 

Francis Eaton, Phineas Pratt, Edward Bangs, 

Jona. Brewster. Stephen Trasie, Samuel Fuller, 

Manas. Kempton, Edward Doty, Robert Hicks, 

Thomas Prince, Joshua Pratt, John Howiand, 

Anthony Anable, Stephen Dean, John Billington, 

John Shaw, Wm. Wright, Peter Brown, 

William Bassett, Francis Cook, John Fance. 



Isaac 1 Howland' s Will a?id Inventory. 



147 



The names of the undertakers, were these following, for the 
three before mentioned made choice of these other, and though 
they knew not their minds before (many of them being absent) 
yet they did presume they would join with them in the thing, 
as afterward they did. 
William Bradford, John Howland, 

John Allden, 

Thomas Prince, 



Captain Standish, 
Isaac Allerton, 
Edward Winslow, 
William Brewster, 



And these of London 
James Shirley, 
John Beauchamp, 
Richard Andrews, 
Timothy Hatherly. 



(To be continued?) 






ISAAC 2 HOLLAND'S WILL AND INVENTORY. 

Transcribed from the Original Records, 
By George Ernest Bowman. 

Isaac 2 Howland (John 1 ) died at Middleborough, Mass., on 
9 March, 1723/4*, and his widow Elizabeth died at the same 
place 29 October, 1727, in the seventy-fifth year of her age.* 

Isaac's will is recorded in the Plymouth County Probate 
Records, Volume IV, pages 408 and 409, and the inventory in 
Volume V, page 6. The inventory is the only original docu- 
ment left in the files and this has been used in making the copy 
here presented. It is somewhat worn and the copy has been 
perfected from the record. 



[Isaac 2 Howland's Will.] 

[IV : 408] Know all men by these Presents that I Isaac How- 
land Sen r of the Town of middleboro In y e County of Plymouth 
In New : England Being at this Present Time weak : & under 
Bodily Infirmitys yet of Sound & Perfect memory & under- 
standing (Blessed be God for It) Do make & ordain this to 
be my last Will & Testament to Continue forever firm & Invi- 
olable, Imprimis . I give & Bequeath unto my well beloved 
wife Elisabeth Howland all my Houshold Stuff of all Sorts for 
Her Improvement during Her Life : & to dispose of among 
Her Children as Shee Shall See cause : I also give unto my s d 
wife Two Cows also She Shall have y e use & Improvement of 

* Mayflower Descendant, V : 38. 



148 Isaac 1 Howland's Will and Inventory. 

one Room of my dwelling House . which Room She Pleaseth 
during Her widdow : hood Item . I give & Bequeath unto my 
Son Seth Howland, all that my Lott of Land : whereon I now 
dwell Except that Part thereof which I have formerly given 
to my Son Nathan by Deed : also I give to my Son Seth my 
dwelling House Barn & outhouses & fences on s d Land : Ex- 
cepting y e use & Improvement of y e afores d one Room given 
to my wife during Her widdow : hood as afores d : also I give 
to my Son Seth : my thirteen acres & one third Part of an 
acre of Land . Butting upon y e west Side of y e River . In y e 
Little Lott Men 5 Purchase, also I give unto my Son Seth all 
my Stock of Neat Cattle, Jades & Swine, Except y e afores d 
two Cows : also I give unto my s d Son Seth, all my Tools & 
Cart & Ploughs, & all other Tackling for y e Team also I give 
unto my Son Seth all y e Debts due unto me. & my will is 
that He Shall Pay all my Just Debts & funeral Charges : & 
my will Is that my Son Seth Shall Pay as a Legacy unto my 
two Son s Isaac & Nathan, To each of them thirty Pounds : & 
unto my four Daughters Priscilla Bennett Jael Southworth, 
Susannah Wood & Hannah Tinkham to each of them Twenty 
Pounds Either In money, or good Currant Pay at money Price 
the one half thereof within one year after my decease, & y e 
other half thereof within one year after my wires decease . also 
my will is that my Son Seth Shall Pay unto his mother ten 
Pounds a year, yearly during Her widdow : hood Either In 
money or good Currant Pay at money Price, & also he Shall 
keep for His mother two Cows : during y e whole Time of Her 
widdow : hood : & that he Shall find Her Firewood Cut & 
brought to y e Door So much as She Shall have occasion for 
during Her widdowhood. Item : I give & Bequeath unto my 
Son Isaac Howland all my Right & Interest In y e Lands & 
Swamps In y e Sixteen Shilling Purchase. & In assawamsett 
Neck. & also one third Part of my Six acre Lott of meadow 
at winnatuxett meadows. Item . I give & Bequeath unto my 
Son Nathan Howland my fifty acres of Land, being two five 
& twenty acre Lotts Butting upon y e great River In y e Six & 
twenty mens Purchase & also my Lott of Cedar Swamp In 
s d Purchase, & also my five acres & a Quarter of Swamp Land 
lying on. y e beach Islands at Raven Brook In s d Purchase, & 
also my one half of five acres & half of meadow In y e upper 
meadows In s d Purchase : and my will is that all my armes & 
ammunition Shall be Equally divided amongst my afores d three 
Sons and my will is that my Son Seth Howland Shall be Sole 
Executor of this my Last Will & Testament : Thus Hoping 



Isaac 1 Howland' s Will and Inventory. 149 

that this my last will & Testament will be Performed according 

to y e true Intent & meaning thereof : I Committ my [409] my 

Body to y e Dust & my Soul to God' that gave It. En Witness 

whereof I have hereunto Sett my Hand & Seal this Sixth day 

of Febuary anno Domini one thousand Seven Hundred & 

Seventeen Eighteen. 

Signed Sealed & declared Isaac Rowland Sen r (Seal) 

by y e above named Isaac 

Howland Sen r to be his 

Last Will & Testament 

In y e Presence of us. 

Jacob Tomson 

Joseph Vaughan 

Jonathan Inglee. 

Plym : ss : aprill 6 th 1724 Before Isaac Winslow Esq r Judge 
of y e Probate of Wills &c the within mentioned Jacob Tomson 
& Joseph Vaughan made oath that they were Present & did See 
y e within named Isaac Howland Sen r Sign & Seal & heard him 
declare y e within written to be His last will & Testament & that 
when he So did he was of a disposing mind and memory 
according to y e best of their Judgements 

as attests Nathaniel Thomas Register 

att y e Time aboves d Jonathan Inglee made oath before y e 
aboves d Judge that he was desired by y e within named Isaac 
Howland to Sett his Hand as a witness to y e within written 
Instrument . & to y e best of His Judgement he heard him 
declare that y e within written was His will & that He then was 
of a disposing mind to y e best of his Judgement . as attests 

Nathaniel Thomas Register 

Isaac Winslow Esq r Duly appointed & Comissionated to be 
Judge of y e Probate of wills & for granting of administration In 
y e County of Plymouth within y e Province of y e Massachusetts 
Bay In New : England. To all to whom these Presents Shall 
Come Greeting. Know yee that on y e I st day of June In y e 
year of our Lord 1724 Before me at Marshfield In y e County 
afores d The Will of m r Isaac Howland late of middleboro In y e 
County afores d deceased . to these Presents annexed was Proved 
approved & allowed : Who having while He Lived & at y e Time 
of His death goods Chattels Rights or Credits in y e County 
afores d & y e Probate of s d Will & Power of Comitting adminis- 
tration of all & Singular the goods Chattels Rights & Credits of 



ISO 



Isaac 2 How I and 's Will and Invc?itory 



y e s d deceased, & also y e Hearing Examining & allowing y° 
accompts of y e Same by virtue thereof appertaining unto me. 
The administration of all & Singular y e goods Chattels Rights 
& Credits of y e s d Deceased & His will In any manner Con- 
cerning is hereby Comitted unto Seth Howland Son of y e s d 
deceased & Sole Executor In y e Same will named : Well & 
faithfully to Execute y e s d Will & to administer y e Estate of y e 
s d Deceased according thereunto ; & to make a true & Perfect 
Inventory of all & Singular y e goods Chattels Rights & Credits 
of y e s d Deceased & to Exhibit the Same Into y e Registry of y e 
Court of Probate for y e County afores d at or before y e first Day 
of august next Ensuing : & also to Render a Plain & true 
accompt of His s d administration upon Oath. 

In Testimony whereof I have hereunto Sett my Hand & y e 
Seal of y e s d Court of Probate : Dated att marshfield afores d the 
Day & year first above written 

Isaac Winslow 



[Isaac 2 Howland's Inventory.] 

an Inventory on the Estate of M r Isaac Howland of Middle- 
burro Sen r Latly Deceased both Reall & personall which he 
Dyed Seized of & is as followeth 
Impr s his wearing Cloaths 
his arms 
his money 
His Homstead with 13 acres in a neck of Land Called 

beaver Dam neck 
Two acres f of meadow in the upper meadows 
Two acres of meadow in Winnetuxit meadows at 
Cedar Swamp with a \ of a beach Island at 
in the Sixteen Shilling purchase Cedar Swamp at 
in s d purchase forty four acres at 
Twenty five acres in S d purchase at 
assawamsit Lot with 2 acres & \ in S d Sixteen Shilling 

purchase 
one bond of 30 s Due to him 
4 new milch Cows at 
one new milch heifier at 
3 farrow Cows at 
T[wo old] oxen at 
Two young oxen at 

one two year old heifier & 4 year old C[attle] 
one horss &. Saddle 
Ten Swine in the woods at 
Eleven Sheep with Six Lambs at 



08 


15 


OO 


01 


15 


00 


06 


00 


00 


540 


00 


00 


07 


00 I 


[00] 


25 


00 


00 


10 


00 


00 


04 


00 


00 


08 


00 


00 


16 


00 


00 


16 


00 


00 


3° 


00 


00 


18 


00 


00 


04 


00 


00 


10 


00 


00 


!3 


00 


00 


10 


06 


00 


06 


10 


CO 


07 


12 


00 


03 


IO 


00 


05 


OO 


00 



Isaac 2, Howland* s Will and Inventory 



I5i 



°9 


06 


00 


01 


00 


00 


01 


09 


00 


00 


12 


00 


°5 


10 


00 


00 


10 


00 



00 00 



to a bed & beding at 

to wooll at 

to malt ct worsted Combs at 

to a table & two Sickles at 

to a bed & a Chest at 

to a tub box & barrells 

to a bed & beding with bedstead & trundle-bedstead & 

warming pan 
to a table & Joynt Stools & table linen & an old Chest 

at 
to pillow beirs & a Chest & four Chairs 
to brass Koettles & brass Skillits 
to pewter platters & all other pewter vessels 
to Iron potts Kettles & trammels 
a table wooden Dishes & tinn 'vessels 
traies tubs & old barrels & Spining Wheels 
a hatchell old Cards & old Shears 
Cart & plow tackling axes & howes at 
flax at 
to Books 

five bushells of barly 
12 bushells of oats 
1 1 bushells of wheat 
Indian Corn 
Indian Corn at 
hay- 
Iron Crow an Iron Dog & a ho we 

Trully taken by us the Subscribers June y e 6 th 1724 
John Bennet 
William Thomas 
Ebenezer Sprout : 

September the 17 : 1724 

The abovenamed John Bennet William Thomas and Eben- 
ezer Sprou[t] made oath that the above and within written is a 
Just and equall apprisement of the Estate of Isaac Rowland 
late ; of Middleborough in the County of Plimoth deceased 
according to the best of their Judgment. 

Before Isaac Winsl[ow Judge of] Probate 
since added of Debts due to th[e Estate] 

from Peter Benet [1 17 o] 

from Ichabod Padock o 5^ o 



02 


00 


00 


01 


°5 


00 


04 


00 


00 


02 


00 


00 


°3 


01 


00 


00 


T 5 


00 


01 


°3 


06 


00 


09 


00 


04 


04 


00 


00 


04 


00 





14 





1 








1 


10 





3 


10 





4 


°5 





1 


J 5 





2 


°5 








09 






[December y e 17 th ] 1724. 

[Seth] Howland Executor named in the last Will and Teste- 
ment of his father mr Isaac Howland late of Middleborough in 
the County of Plimoth Deceased; made oath that the Inventory 



152 Records of the First Parish in Brewster. 

herein presented is a tru and perfect Inventory of the Estate 
of his father the s d Isaac Howland as far as is Come to his 
knowledg and if more hereafter appears he will also give it in. 

Before Isaac Win slow Judge of Probate 



RECORDS OF THE FIRST PARISH IN BREWSTER, 

FORMERLY THE FIRST PARISH IN 

HARWICH, MASS. 

(Continued from Vol. V, p. 20.) 

[p. 19] Sam 11 Seers's Isaac baptized on Oct : 13. 1723. 

Joshua Seers, & Jonathan Seers's Wife admited Oct : 20. 1723. 

John Mayos Prince, Baptized on Oct : 27. 1723. 

Mercy Marick admited Feb : 16. 1723/4 

Joseph and Benjamin Freemas Wives admited on March 1. 1723/4. 

Joseph Freemans children viz : Thatcher, Elizebeth, Joseph, Lidea, 

Rebekka, and Thomas baptized on March 8. 1723/4 When also 

Edward Bangs Elizabeth was baptized. 
On March 15. 1723/4. Benjamin Freemans Desire. Rebecka, Tem- 

perence, Benjamin, Sarah, and Fear, were all baptized. 
Thomas Crosbies Simon Baptized on Apr : 12. 1724. 
Mercy Lord admited May 3. 1724. 
John Freemans Elisha & Joshua Seers's Joshua Baptized on May 24. 

1724. 
Nath 11 Freemans Wife admited on June 7. 1724. 

[p. 20] Nath 11 Freemans Prince, Mary and Lemuell baptized on 

June 14. 1724. And also at y e Same time Scotoway Clarks 

Ebenezer. 
Benjamin Hopkins's Wife admited on Aug : 16. 1724. 
Eleazer Crosby and his wife admited on Aug : 30 1724: his children, 

viz : Kezia, Rebekka, Eleazer, Silvanas, Phebee, Isaac and 

Mary baptized on Sept : 13. 1724. 
Georg Weeks's Elizabeth baptized on Sept : 20. 1724. 
Benjamin Hamlins Lidea baptized on Oct : 4. 1724 
John Taylors John also at y e same time. 
Joseph Hopkins and his Wife admited on Oct : 11. 1724. the next 

Sabbath their Children baptized viz : Isaac, Joseph, Jonathan, 

mary and Hanna. 
Jonathan Bangs's Mary baptized on Nov : 8. 1724. 
Ruth Daughter to Sam 11 Crosby & Seth Son to Wm Crosby baptized 

on March 14. 1724/5. 

[p. 21] Isaac Son to Benjamin Freeman baptized on Apr : 4. 1725. 



Records of the First Parish in Brewster, 153 

Zebulun Son to Matthew Gage baptized on Apr : n. 1725. 

Nath 11 Son to Chill : Foster baptized on Apr : 18. 1725. and at y e 

same time Sam 11 Seers's Seth baptized. 
Judah Berries mercy baptized on May 2. 1725. 
Joseph Mayos Thomas Baptized on May 9. 1725. 
Dan 11 Halls Lot, and Hatsull Freemans Jonathan baptized on May 

16. 1725. 
Captain E. Houses Daughter Fear baptized on May 30. 1725. 
Dorcas Pain (now Ginkins) dismissed to Barnstable East chh on 

June 6. 1725. 
Jonathan Cobs Wife dismissed to us from Barnstable on June 13. 

i7 2 5 
Andrew Clarks Eunice Baptized on June 13. 1725. 
Elisha Hamlins Elizabeth and Ebenezer Berries Ebenezer baptized 

on July 25. 1725. 
John Whings Thankfull baptized on Aug : 22. 1725. 

[p. 22] On Sept : 5. 1725. a vote was passed in y e chh y* it is the 
duty of this chh to exercise a watch over and care of all the 
children of it so long as they continue within our reach ; and 
in case they any of them fall into morall scandall, we own they 
ought to be laid under Admonition for it, unless their speedy 
repentance prevent the occasion for their being so. 

The chh was herwith told y l it was an utter inconsistency to exercise 
discipline toward y e children in case of scandall, and yet to 
deny them the priviledge of baptisme for their children ; and 
accordingly advised not to rest in an implicit faith respecting 
their children, but to study the the scriptures wherby to find 
y« extent of the Covenant relating to them. 

Nath 11 Maricks Wife admitted on Sept : 12. 1725. on y? next 
Sabbath were bapized her children, viz : Gideon, Priscilla, 
Ruth, Allice, Benjamin and Sarah. 

Jonathan Seers's Son Jonathan also at y e same time. 

John Makers Son Joshua baptized on Oct : 3. 1725. 

[p. 23] John Mayos son Benjamin baptized on Oct : 10. 1725. 

Ebenezer Seers's Desire baptized on Oct : 17. 1725. 

John Snowes Hanna baptized on Dec : 19. 1725. 

Thomas Crosbies Elizabeth Baptized on Feb : 6. 1725 '6. 

Eleazer Crosbies Sarah and Joshua Seers's Nath 11 baptized on March 
20. 1725/6. 

On Apr. 10. 1726. John Seers's Heman Sam 11 Burges's Mary and 
Judah Halls Enock baptized. 

On May 15. 1726. Mercy Daughter of M r John Freeman, 

made her publick confession .... with expressions of sorrow 
.... asking forgiveness &c : 

Wherupon the chh voted to forgive her, and accept her again into 
their favour, on condition of a future gospell-becoming conver- 
sation. 



154 Records of the First Parish in Brewster. 

Sam 11 Crosbies and Jabez Lewises Wives admited on May 29 1726. 
W m Crosbies Hulda & Jabez Lewis's Thomas Baptized on June 5. 
1726. 

[p. 24] Scotoway Clarks Seth baptized on June 26. 1726. 

Jonathan Cobs Benjamin Baptized on July 24. 1726. 

John Paddocks Elizabeth Baptized on Aug : 21. 1726. 

Joseph Hopkins's Nathan Baptized, on Aug : 28. 1726. 

Hatsul Freeman admited Oct : 2. 1726. 

Sam 11 Hopkins's Theodore Baptized on Nov : 27. 1726. 

John Snowes Enos baptized on Jan -.15. 1726/7. 

John Whings Phebe baptized on Jan : 29. 1726/7. 

Nath 11 Crosbies Moses baptized on March 12. 1726/7. 

Benjamin Freemans Isaac baptized on March 26. 1727. 

Judah Berries Experience Baptized on Apr : 9. 1727. 

Benjamin Freeman admited on Apr : 16. 1727. 

Isaac Chase's Judah baptized on May 7. 1727. 

On May 7. 1727. Voted by y e Chh that as y e children of this chh 
ought to have chh watch exercised toward them ; so they also 
ought to [p. 25] have y e priviledge of baptisme for their chil- 
dren; on these conditions (1) that they doe explicitly and 
publickly own y e covenant, in which y m selves and theirs are 
included, according to Gen : 17. 7. (2) y l they, in case of any 
scandall y* any of y m fall into, doe give publick evidence of their 
repentance therfor. (3) that they solemnly promise to bring up 
their children, if continued to them, in y e nurture and admonition 
of the Lord. 

John Gages Son Sam 11 baptized on June 4. 1727. 

Hanna Daughter of Deacon Crosbey admited June 4. 1727. 

Joseph Paddacks Hanna baptized on June n. 1727. w c was conse- 
quent on both y e Parents having owned y e covenant &c : 

Ralf Chapmans wife, and the Wife of Thomas Crosby son of John, 
admited on July 2. 1727. 

July 9. 1727. Thomas Crosbies Tabitha baptized. 

Jabez Snow and his W T ife and Thomas Crosbyes Wife all admited, 
and y e last baptized on July 16. 1727. 

[p. 26] Jabez Lewis admited and baptized on July 23. 1727. 
Jabez Snows Elizabeth baptized on July 23. 1727. 
Edward Bangs s Sarah baptized on July 30. 1727. 
John Fletchers mary baptized on Aug : 13. 1727. 
John Mayos Hanna baptized on Aug : 27. 1727. 

Seth Bangs and his Wife made their publick confession 

on Aug : 27. 1727. 

[p. 28] Ebenezer Pain and his Wife admited on Sept. 17. 1727. 
Ebenezer Pains Patience, Joseph, Rebekka, mary and Hannah all 
baptized on Oct : 1. 1727. 



Records of the First Parish in Brewster. 155 

Jabez Snowes Mark and Ebenezer Kings Heman baptized on Oct : 

15. 1727. 
Matthew Gages W m baptized on Nov : 26. 1727. 
Joseph Mayos Abigail baptized on Dec : 3. 1727. 
Chillings th Fosters Jerusha Thomas Crosbies Mary & John Makers 

Buzzel, all baptized on Dec: 10. 1727. 
Hatsul Freemans Sarah baptized on Dec : 17. 1727. 
Jonathan Bangs s son Elisha baptized on Dec : 24. 1727. 
Kezia Stone admitted on Dec : 31. 1727. 
Watson Freemans Wife admited on Feb : n. 1727/8. 

[p. 29] Watson Freemans Elkana, and Phebe baptized on March 10. 
1727/8. 

Jabez Lewis's Sarah baptized at the above Date. 

Ebenezer Nicorson & his Wife admited; and their Daughter Mary- 
baptized . on March 24. 1727/8. 

John Snowes Phebee baptized on Apr : 7. 1728. 

The Widow Tucker, and Seth Bangs and his Wife all admited on 
Apr : 28. 1728. 

Widow Tuckers John, Isaac, and Seth baptized, may 12. 1728. 

Seth Bang's s Chipman baptized on May 19. 1728 

Thomas Crosby of John, and Sarah Crosby of Deacon, both admited 
on May 27.* 1728. 

Jonathan Cobb Sam 11 Baptized at y e Same time. 

Heman Stones wife received from Barnstable east Chh on June 2. 
1728. 

Jonathan Seers's Joseph baptized on June 2. 1728. 

Ebenezer Bangs and his Wife made their publick confession 

on June 16. 1728. 

[p. 30]' W m Maricks desire of baptism was signified to y € chh on 
June 16. 1728. they were also minded that he was more then 
barly adult when his mother was admited to full comunion ; 
y 4 y e chh were to be as eyes to their Pastor, so far as y* if they 
knew any thing in his conversation y l might be a just barr to 
my procedure they should signifie it. I also added y l they were 
minded of these things y* so there might be no uneasiness after- 
werd in case he should be admited to Baptisme. 

No objection was made by any one, and accordingly, he haying 
professed subjection to y e New Covenant, was admited to y c 
Ordinance of Baptise the next Lords day. 

Heman Stone's Edward baptized on July 7. 1728. 

Lieu : Nicorsons Wife dismised to y e Chh in Chatham July 7. 1728. 

John Baker admited July 14. 1728. 

Nath 11 Clarks Wife admited and baptized on July 28. 1728. 

Seth Clark made his publick confession Aug : 25. 1728. 

* Probably an error for " 26." 



156 Records of the First Par is It in Brewster. 

[p. 31] Joshua Seers s Mary . John \\h[i//egib/e'] Joseph, and W m 
Crosbies Mercy all Baptized on Aug : 25. 1728 

Voated by y e Chh on Aug : 25. 1728. That persons y* stand not 
, related to this Chh as Children of it, yet publickly and solemnly 
professing subjection to the terms of the New Covenant ; with 
Submission to the Government of Christ in this Chh; promising, 
when they offer their children to Baptisme, to bring them up in 
the nurture and admonition of the Lord ; and, in case of 
Scandalus Sin past, Suitably manifest repentance therfor: these 
with their children Shall be admited to the ordinance of 
Baptisme. 

Mary Lincoln admited on Sep : 1. 1728 

On Sept : 15. 1728. Jeremiah Baker (who, So far as I know stood 
heretofore in no relation to any particular Chh, was Baptized: 
having first expressed his compliance with the following Cove- 
nant. Viz. [p. 32] You doe solemnly profess, as in y e presence 
of God his holy Angells and this assembly to accept and Submit 
to the only living and true God, as your God ; the Lord Jesus 
Christ as your Saviour, Prophet, Priest and King, the holy 
Spirit as your guide and Comfortor. 

You also promise to attend y e Ordinances and Submit yourself to y e 
Government of Christ in this particular Chh; tho you be not, at 
present Satisfied in conscience, as to that of Coming up to y e 
Ordinance of the Lords Supper. 

Joshua Hinkleys Wife admited and their son Thomas baptized on 
Nov : 3. 1728. 

Ebenez r Pains Ebenezer baptized, & Eleazer Crosbies Patience, both 
on Nov : 10. 1728. 

Ebenez r Nicorsons Hanna baptized Nov 117. 1728. 

[p. ^^~] Gershom Phinnies Wife admited on Decern : 1. 1728. 

Lot Graves, John, Lidea, Lot, Mary and Mehittabell all Baptized 

Dec : 1. 1728, upon their Fathers owning y 6 Covenant. 
Gershom Phinies Gershom baptized on Dec : 29. 1728. 
Bathsheba King admited. Jan : 5. 1728 '9. 
Benjamin Hopkinss Sam 11 baptized on Jan : 12. 1728/9. 
John Flechers Hanna baptized on Jan : 19. 1728/9. 
John Freeman and his Wife dismised to Rochester chh, about ys 

time. 
Ebenezer Kings Joanna baptized on March 16. 1728/9. 
Joshua Bangss Wife and Thomas Hopkinss Wife Admited on : 

[March] 23 i728/[9] 
Joshua Bangss Nathan, Than[k]full Joshua & Thomas all b[ap]tized. 

[on] March 30. 1729. 
Watsons Freemans Sarah baptized [a]t y e Same time. 
Gershom Phinies Lazarus baptized on Apr : 6. 172^] 

(To be continued.') 



Howes Wills and Inventories. 157 



HOWES WILLS AND INVENTORIES. 

The wills and inventories of Thomas 1 Howes, Captain 
Thomas 2 Howes and the latter's widow, Sarah (Bangs) Howes, 
all of Yarmouth, are important links in the chain of evidence 
which proves that Mary, the widow of Thomas 1 Howes, became 
the third or fourth wife of Governor Thomas Prence and sur- 
vived him. The literal copies here presented were made frum 
the second, third and fourth volumes of the Plymouth Colony 
Wills and Inventories. 



[The Will and Inventory of Thomas 1 Howes.] 

[II : II : 31*] The Last Will and Testament of m r Thomas howes 
of yarmouth late Deceased ; exhibited to the Court held att Plymouth 
the seaventh of March 1665 on the oath of; M r Anthony Thacher 
and Mistris Elizabeth Thacher his wife 

I Thomas howes weake in body but of sound memory Doe this 
26 Day of September Ann° : Dom : 1665 Doe make and ordaine 
this my last will and Testament in maner & form following first my 
Will is that my three sonnes josepth Thomas and Jeremy have and 
hold the lands; both upland and meddow which I have formerly 
given to each of them and alreddy put each of them in posession of ; 
To them and theire heires and assignes for ever; together with 
all waies and easments unto them and each pticulare psell of them 
as now they have them ; without any Interuption or molestation of 
any or each of them or any theire assignes ; further my will is and 
I Doe give unto Mary my wife my Dwelling house with all other 
my outhousings whatsoev with all the Lands now in my Posession 
During her life unlesse shee Change her Condition by marrying her 
selfe after my Decease unto another man ; and then shee shall have 
onely the thirds of them; And my will is that shee alsoe have 
all my moveable goods both within and without after my Debts bee 
payed att her Dispose for her use and benirltt : provided shee Dis- 
pose and give the remaine of them; att her Decease or marriage 
unto my said Children but in such and such proportions as shee 
shall see meet ; And my will is and I Doe give and bequeath unto 
mine eldest sonne Josepth after ; mine and my said wifes ; Decease 
all that feild now comonly called the new feild ; and all my med- 
dowes therunto adjoyning unto the little brooke that runs Downe 
towards the nine acrees point ; and one halfe pte of the necke called 
Simpkins necke ; from the Cart path as now goeth through the 

* Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories. 



158 Howes Wills and Inveyitories. 

swamp into the said necke on a straight line to the Easter end of 
the Townes meddow (viz) the easter end and alsoe that meddow 
which was formerly Sturgises together with all waies and easments 
with the bounds both uplands and meddow ; and even- pte and psell 
of them as now they are ; and I Doe give and bequeath by this my 
last Will and Testament unto Thomas my second son after mine 
and my wifes Decease my now Dwelling house with my outhouses 
and orchyard and all the land according as the old ffence went 
Downe to the nine acrees springe on the north west side of the 
said ffence to my son Jeremyes feild with the other pte of said Xecke 
Called Simpkins necke and four acrees of meddow lying and being 
betwixt the Towne meddow and Ryders meddow ; and all the med- 
dow on the Northwest of the said Ryders meddow to the Reedy 
Creeke together with such waies & easments to the said lands and 
meddowes and every pte and psell of them as now they are ; pro- 
vided and my will is that in Consideration of this legacy my said 
son Thomas teach or cause to bee taught mv grandchild Samuell 

O JO 

the Trad of a Cooper ; and alsoe att such time as the said Samuell is 
twelve yeares old hee the said Thomas pay unto him the said Sam- 
uell one mare of three yeares old; and alsoe keep and maintaine 
from time to time the said Dwelling house in good repaire During 
my said wifes life or widdowhood; And I Doe give and bequeath 
unto Jeremiah my youngest son all the upland from the old barrs 
beyand the barne on the southwest side the said old ffence Downe 
to the nine acrees Creeke or little brooke before mencioned and all 
the meddow that lyeth and is between his meddow now in his poses- 
sion and the aforsaid Reedy Creeke together with the waies and 
easments to the said lands and every pte and pcell of them as now 
they are ; and the rest of my lands whatsoever not heer nominated 
and bequeathed I give and leave to my wife to bee Desposed 
of and given unto my said Children as shee pleaseth att or before 
her Decease ; And I make and ordaine my said wife sole exequitrix 
of this my last Will and Testament ; and I Doe Intreat and appoint 
my beloved frinds M r Anthony Thacher and Robert Denis as feofees 
in trust to see to the pformance of this my last Will and Testament 
In witnes wherof I have heerunto sett my hand the Day and yeare 
abovewritten 

In the p r sence of Thomas howes 

Thomas Thornton 
Anthony Thacher 

These abovewritten being read unto m r Thomas howes the Tes- 
tator after hee had Considered of the same hee Did the sixt Day of 
the eight month 1665 owne and acknowlidg that it was his last will 
and Testament in the p r sence of m r Anthony Thacher Mistris Eliza- 
beth Thacher and his owne wife 

Testa Anthony Thacher 

Elizabeth Thacher her Eli : marke 



Howes Wilis and Inventories. 159 

And further Desired that wheras hee had eight acrees of meddow 
in the meddowes att the basse pond rivers mouth ; That the Comit- 
tees would exchange it for six acrees late Willam Xicarsons lying 
in the meddows within Xobscusett beach and if they would Doe it: 
hee then gave the said six acrees unto his son Josepth after his and 
his wifes Decease; 

[fol. 33] A true and pfect Inventory of all the goods Catties and 
houshold stuffe of m r Thomas howes Deceased as it was taken and 
Apprised the eighteenth of October Ann : Dom : 1665, by us whose 
names are heer underwritten 

Imp 1 " : in the Parlour 1 feather bed bolster pillowes and its 

furniture both linnine and woolen with a bedstead &c : 15 00 00 

Item all his wearing apparrell 11 10 00 

Item 1 Table board and frame & forme with six Chaires 4 

Cushen and one Chest &c : 04 00 00 

Item 1 smale silver bowle 2 silver spoones 1 silver Dram 

Cupp and a paire of gold waightes 03 00 00 

In the Closett 1 Case of bottles some butter with other 

lumber 01 10 00 

In the Kitchen 

Item 1 short Table 2 formes a kneading trough 1 Jack 2 
spitts a paire of rackes an Iron barr & 2 rackhookes and 
other lumber 08 10 00 

Item 4 potts 5 ketdes 1 Driping pan a spice-morter a posnett 

with skilletts Chaffing Dish and other smale thinges 09 10 00 

Item in pewter 1 bason and yoare six platters 1 great Candle 

sticke with flagons and other Dishes and potts 04 10 .00 

Item in earthen Dishes wooden platters trayes pailes &c : 01 05 00 

Item in Armes and Amunition as 3 guns a Case of Pistolls 
& holsters 1 saddle and furniture one halbert a sword 
and belt powder & shott 08 00 00 

Item in tooles as addes Coopers tooles plow irons cheines 
and other old Irons with spades shovels howes and other 
things not named 03 15 00 

In the little Chamber 

Item 1 bedsted bed & bolster pillowes & bedclothes both 
linnine and woolen with its furniture 

Item 1 sidebedsted with flocke bed bolster & other bedclothes 

Item 1 smale Chist 2 smale boxes a smale case 1 trunke with 
som smale thinges not worth the naming 

Item 3 paire of sheets 6 pillow beares 3 Table clothes nap- 
kins and other linnine 

Item 2 bibles & other bookes 

In the Dary 

Item 1 butter cherne milke vessells Cheesfatts scales & 
waightes a caske of viniger salt sope powdering tubb 
with sturgion, and other tubbs & lumber & a few apples 08 02 co 

Item in another roome a trundle bedsted with tubbs & bas- 
ketts mault shooes and bootes and other smale thinges 
not named 0I l 9 °° 



10 


OO 


00 


02 


OO 


00 


01 


10 


00 


IO 


00 


00 


02 


00 


00 



160 Howes Wills and Inventories. 

up in the Chamber 
Item spining wheeles yerne an hatcheil 2 bedsteds a flockbed 

bolster & bedclothes old barrells Tobaco a saddle & 

other lumber 06 09 00 

Item in wheat rye pease Indian Come and other graine & a 

fann 
Item a Cart and wheeles & boards and plow 
Item 7 hives of bees 
Item in an outhouse old tubbs barrells & other lumber not 

worth the nameing 
Item in Cattle as 2 mares 1 horse 1 Colt 
Item 4 Cowes 1 bull 1 steer 5 heiffers & steers 4 yearlinges 

one Calfe 2 oxen & 13 sheep 
Item hoggs & piggs & poultery &c : 



20 


00 


00 


04 


00 


00 


03 


10 


00 


02 


02 


00 


24 


00 


00 


68 


10 


00 


09 


02 


00 



242 14 00 



05 


08 


08 


07 


14 


00 


07 


06 


7\ 


02 


00 


00 


01 


00 


00 


00 


10 


00 


23 


19 


3^ 



Item besides in Desparate Debts Due from the Indians and 
others not named & some Debts which hee owed when 
hee Deceased as alsoe the house and lands not apprised 
by us 

his Debtes Due to bee payed by him are 

Item to m r John Winslow 

Item To Thomas huckens 

Item To John Gorum 

Item To the widdow Davis 

Item To Isacke Wells 

Item To Nathaniel Bassett 



Mistris Mary howes widdow : and the relict to the above men- 
cioned m r Thomas howes seni r : was sworne to the truth of the 
abovewritten Inventory The 26 of ffebruary 1665, 

Before me Thomas hinckley Assistant 

[The Will and Inventory of Thomas 2 Howes.] 

[Ill : II : 85*] To all Christian People to whom these p r sents shall 
come Thomas howes of the Towne of yarmouth in the Collonie of 
Plymouth in New England sendeth Greeting And further know yee 
that I the said Thomas howes being Called and Desired to Goe 
forth to w T arr in the p r sent expedition ; against the Indians Called 
Narragansetts ; and forasmuch as such a servis exposeth p r sons to 
Danger of life I doe therfore make and Declare my last will as 
followeth ; I bequeath the whole Despose of my body and soule to 
the Lord of heaven and earth on whom I Desire to Depend and 
trust to the Death; and Respecting; this Temporall estate whenvith 
the lord hath blessed mee my will is That Sarah my Loveing wife 
shall have the sole Disposing of my whole estate ; both of Lands 
housing and Goods During the time of her widdowes estate to her 
owne use and benititt ; shee Giveing out and paying such portions 
and legacies to my Children in time and manor heer specifyed ; i 



* Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories. 



Hoives Wills and Invc7itorics. 161 

Doe Give my two sonnes Thomas and Jonathan all my estate of 
lands and housing to be equally Devided betwixt them two ; but 
incase the Child which my wife is bigg withall be a son then my 
will is that the whole of my lands and housing to be equally Devided 
betwixt the three brothers; alsoe my will is that incase' either of 
my sonnes Die before hee Comes to age of twenty and one yeers 
except hee be Married then his p r te of my land and housing be 
equally Devided; betwixt the other two brothers; alsoe if either of 
my sonnes Die without Issue ; hee or they shall Dispose his or theire 
p r te of my lands and housings to my Children or some of them or 
theire Children; That is to be understood the brothers or theire 
sonnes ; 

Item I Doe Give to my two sonnes Thomas and Jonathan and 
my two Daughters Rebeckah and Sarah and the Child my wife is 
now Great withall twenty pounds a peece that is each of them twenty 
pounds a peece and incase either of my Daughters Decease before 
Marriage ; then her legacy to be equally Devided betwixt the other 
two; and also if either of my sonnes Die before the Attaine to twenty 
one yeers of age then his Legacye to be equally Devided betwixt 
the other two brothers or if but one son shall live hee to have the 
whole ; 

I Give to Elizabeth the Daughter of my brother Sparrow which 
Liveth in my family the sume of fifteen pounds ; and incase shee 
Die before shee be married or attaine to twenty yeers of age then 
her Legacye to returne to my Daughters ; 

Be it Knowne that my will is that my Loveing wife shall have 
and In joy the one halfe of my Now Dwelling house ; with the benihtt 
of one halfe of my lands orchyards and meddowes ; That is to say 
the house Lotts and the Meddowes and Lands on Simpkins Xecke ; 
During the time of her widowhood ; But be it alsoe knowne ; that if 
my wife Change her widdowhood and Marry againe, then I Doe 
Give to her the sole Dispose of one third pte of my movable estate 
and the benifitt of halfe my lands orchyards and meddowes ; That 
is my Dwelling house lott ; and the Land and meddow ; In Simpkins 
neck as is above expressed ; but not then to hold ; the posession of 
the halfe of the house; unlesse my Children & frinds betrusted, see 
it most Convenient ; and wmat shall remaine of the other two third 
p r tes of my estate after Debts and legacyes are payed shalbe Devided 
equally amongst my Children ; 

Be it alsoe Knowne that my will is that my Mother Prence Injoy 
without molestation During her Naturall life the house shee Now 
lives in with the orchyard belonging therunto ; and to pay a bill my 
mother hath under my hand bearing Date the 15 th of the 11 th 1675 

And finally I Doe ordaine and appoint and make Sarah my 
loveing wife sole executrix of this my last will and Testament ; and 
Doe Desire my loveing frinds and bretheren Jonathan Sparrow 
Jonathan Banges Jeremiah howes and John Thacher to be healpfull 
therin, To her as need may require; In witnes wherof I have heer- 
unto sett my hand and seale this fifteenth of January i6I£ 



1 62 Howes Wills and Inventories, 

Be it further knowne that before the signeing and sealing this 
p r te was brought in that the legacyes above mensioned shalbe payed 
and Delivered to the legatees either att the time of Marriage or att 
the age of twenty and one yeers, 

In the p r sence of Thomas Howes and a (seale) 

Benjamine howes 
John Thacher 

John Thacher made oath to this will this 14 th of August 1677 
before mee 

Thomas hinckley Assistant ; 

[p. 86] In Inventor}' of the estate of Capt : Thomas howes of yar- 
mouth lately Deceased taken this taken this 26 Day of December 
1676, as followeth ; 

Imp r : his wearing aparrell 

Item Armes and amunition 

Item to Table linnine 

Item to pillowbeers 19 3 4 paire of sheets 4^ & one holland 

sheet i £ ios 
Item to the bed and beding in the Parlour bedsteed Cur- 

taines & vallence 
Item to the trundle bed beding and bedsteed 
Item a Cobbord 3 £ 10 s the table i £ ios a form and stooles 

l2 £ 6s* 
Item 2 Chests and a box three Cushens all 1 = 19 & 5 

Chaires 10 s 
Item a halbert 10 s bookes i £ 3 s 6 d 
Item a looking Glasse 5 s a mshing line 2s a baskett and hour 

Glasse 00 13 00 

Thinges in the kitchen 
Item a pot and pothookes and tramells and the Iron barr 

they hange & tier slice all 
Item an Iron kettle and a pott a spitt & a frying pan 
Item a brasse kettie a skillett a Candlesticke warming pan & 

lanthorne 
Item a Chaffish * Dish tining ware earthen ware and pewter 

all 
Item Cash and plate 
Item spoones trayes pailes a Corn ffann a Grindstone & 

winch 
Item a brasse pott a sifting trough & Chest and little Table 

a table a paire of Scales 
Item a paire of stilliyards spinng wheeles sives Cards 
Item Coopers tooles and a plow Chaines 
Item to Carte & wheeles plow and yoakes and Chaine all att 
Item sythes hoes axes and other old Iron thinges all att 

thinges in the Chamber 
Item a bed & bedsteeds and beding 04 05 00 

*Sic. 



£* 
15 
08 
02 


OOO 
OO 

*9 


09 
00 
06 
06 


06 


09 


00 


on 


16 


00 


05 


02 


00 


05 


12 


06 


02 
OI 


09 
13 


00 
06 



01 


06 


06 


01 


00 


00 


02 


09 


00 


02 


10 


08 


01 


1 1 


00 


000 


17 


03 


001 


06 


06 


01 


^3 


00 


01 


17 


06 


02 


05 


00 


01 


10 


09 





02 


17 


OO 




00 


14 


OO 




oS 


10 


OO 


$£ rs* 


10 


01 


OO 


:attle & 










44 


03 


OO 




45 


02 


OIO 




26 


00 


OO 




l 9 


GO 


OO 


Dairy 


02 


IO 


OO 




00 


12 


OO 



Howes Wills and Inventories. 16; 

Item a pillion & Cloth a saw woole & yarne meale baggs & 

Tobacco 
Item to ffiax undressed 10s and some other lumber 
Item 35 bushells of Rye 5JB 002* 6 d wheat 
Item 12 bushells of barly i £ ro 8 in Indian Corne 55 
Item 7 Cowes and a halfe & 4 oxen & other young Catde & 

sheep & horses & swine 
Item Indian Debts as appeers by booke 
Item housing lands and meddowes 
Item a quarter pte of a shallop 

Item feather bed and severall vessells & lumber in the Dairy 
Item 2 hundred and an halfe of board 

476 00 09 

By us Joseph howes 
Gershom hall; 

Sarah the Relict of the said Capt : Thomas howes made oath to 
the truth of this Inventory this 19 of June 1677 

Before me Thomas hinckley Assistant ; 

More of the estate that was prepared and sent to markett in 

porke and beetle barly butter hides & tallow 040 1 8 03 

More a Debt Due att Boston 01 06 00 

Item more a hand vise and Debts Due from the towne 05 14 00 

By severall Debts Due and payable from the estate as wee 
find more about 



Gershom hall 
Joseph howes 

[The Will and Inventory of Widow Sarah Howes.] 

[IV : II : 371] I Sarah Howes the relict of Cap' Thomas Howes 
of yarmouth in New Plymouth Deceased being weake in body but 
of perfect understanding & memory Do this 26 Day of february 
i68| make this my last will & Testament as followeth, first my soul 
I bequeath to god that gave it me, and my body to the grave in 
Decent buriall and for my two young Children my will is that my 
son Jonathan shall have forty shillings to be improved for his teach- 
ing to read write and Cipher & y l in Convenient time he be at y e 
Discretion of y e overseers to my late husbands will, put to learne 
some sutable Trade, & my will is y 1 my Daughter Sarah Do live 
with her sister Rebecka and that she shall have twenty shillings to 
be improved for her more perfecting in reading & also my will is 
y l Elyzabeth Sparrow y* now Dwells with me shall have twenty 
shillings of my estate, and y* after my Just Debts be paid that then 
what remains of my estate shall be equally Devided to my fower 

♦Sic. t Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories. 



47 


18 *04 


02 


10 00 


42 


03 *04 



1 64 



Howes Wills and Inventories. 



Children viz : Thomas, Jonathan, Rebeckah and Sarah ; lastly my 

will is & I Do request my loveing Bretheren Jeremiah Howes and 

Jonathan Baings wnome I Do appoint Constitute impower to be 

executo r s to this my will ; in witnes 'whereof I have here set my 

hand & seal y e Day & yeer above written 

Signed sealed in presence of The mark of 

John Thacher Sarah Howes (Seal) 

Jonathan Russell 

It was also y e will of y e above said Sarah Howes Widdow y l her 
two Daughters Rebeckah & Sarah should have her Aparrell equally 
Devided betwixt them two, though I mist them to enter it in y e will 
above written 

John Thacher 

on y e oath of m r John Thacher acknowledged in Court 

Attested f be* Nathaniell Morton Secretary 

M r Jonathan Russell above mentioned made oath also to y e 
p r bate of this bove mentioned will this 3 of Aprill 1683 

before me Tho : Hinckley Gov r 



An Inventory of y e estate of M rs Sarah Howes y e Relict of Cap 1 

us 



Thomas Howes both Deceased taken this 17 of march - s 3 

Impr 4 oxen . 7 Cowes, 13 young Cattle all at 

to 3 mares & one horse 4 £ 1 5 s . 16 sheep . 4-2-6- 

to 14 swine 4 £ 18 s Cart & wheels yokes plough & Tacklings 

to Coopers Tools axes howes sickles Augurs 

to Amies & amunition 6£ 2s 2^ a spitt tramle slice & tongs 

to A bar of Iron in y e Chimney 5s a Cubbard 3^ 

to the great Table forme & Joynt stools halfe a Come fan 

to A third p r t of a grinstone & winch 2 s 8 d -2 Chests 14 s 

to A great Chest box sifting Trough old chest 7 chairs 2 

Cushions 
to a Cubbord cloth 4 s a looking glass 3 s 6 d ye bedsted in ye 

parler 
to Curtains & vallens bed bolster & pillow rug and blanketts 
to the trundle bedsted bed bolster Coverlid & rug 
to the bedsted in y e chamber bed bolster pillows Coverlid & 

rugs 
to 14 sheets 5 £ 13 s Towells & table linnen & pillowbees 
to a Cubbord Cloth 4 s bed Ticking 20 s blue linnen 4 s a 

Coverlid 
to a Cloak wastcoat : & breeches & a pair of gloves 
to books 7 s Cotoses * 5 s a brush 2 pair of Cards a bridle bitt 
to a hand baskett & yarne : & horse furniture 
to spining wheeles 5 s 6 d 2 Iron potts & pothooks 
to 2 skilletts 2 brass Ketdes a warming pan & scales 
to a brass scumer Candlestick Ianthorne box iron 



by 

£ 

46 
08 

08 
01 
06 

03 
01 
00 



02 
06 
04 

03 
08 

01 

06 
01 
01 
01 
02 
00 



s 

00 

17 

12 

07 

*9 

o; 



17 
03 
10 



19 

°5 
00 



*9 

09 



d 
00 

06 
00 
00 
02 
00 



14 09 
16 08 



02 07 00 



06 

00 
00 



06 00 
18 05 



00 
00 
10 



10 06 
01 00 



co 
06 



SIC. 



Dennis, Mass., Vital Records. 165 

to, severall peices of pewter spoons & frying pan 

to, tining ware Earthen ware little sive & trenchers 

to, pailes traies meal sives earthen ware and lumber in ye 

leantoo 
to, a great belmettall pot & two sythes 
[p. 38] to 40 bushells of Indian Corne 10 of Rye 2 & \ of 

pease 2 of wheat 
to fleathers Cotton wool & lumber in ye Chamber 
to flax bags pork beefe & bacon hogs fat & Malasses 
to Her wearing aparrell 
to severall things she brought from Boston when she was last 

there for her selfe unmade up 
to Cash and plate 
to a smalle Trunk & peper 
to Debts Due to y e estate $ £ 8 s io d & by Indian Debts 

2 y£ 6s n d 32 14 °9 

195 02 11 



02 


12 


1 1 


00 


I I 


09 


00 
00 


U ) 

*3 


02 
06 


07 


oS 


oo 


01 


04 


06 


02 
12 


13 
10 


09 
05 


03 
08 

00 


1 1 
14 

07 


07 
06 
06 



to one y rd & quarter # of Renting 3s 6 d & a horse i £ 15 3 01 iS 06 

to Debts Due from y e estate 06 19 06 

to more Debts Due from ye estate 1 2 o 

to more one flax brake 040 

Joseph Howes 
Garsham Hail 
on ye oath of m r Jerimiah Howes 



DENNIS, MASS-, VITAL RECORDS. 

[Continued from page <pj.) 

Hipzibah Hall born 24 of July 1749 

Abigail Hall born 2 of No v 1754 

Joseph Hall born 15 of May 1757 

Barnabas Howes and Lois his Wife the Births and Names of their 

Children as follows. 
Kimbal Howes born 5 of Feb r 1751 
Sparrow Howes born 28 of June 1752 
Barnabas Howes born 10 of May 1755 
Phebe Howes born 17 of May 1758 
Enos Howes born 10 of May 1761 
Betty Howes born 29 of August 1764 
Daniel Hall and Priscillai his Wife the Births and Names of their 

Children as follows. 
Phebe Hall born 18 of August 1749 died 24 of August 1759 
by his second Wife Jerusha 
Daniel Hall born 15 of July 1774 
Edmund Hall and Ziporah his wife the Births and Names of their 

Children « 

Edmund Hall born 9 of Feb 1 749-5° 



1 66 Detinis, Mass., Vital Records. 

Isaiah Hall born 17 of Oc r 1752 

Dinah Hall born 11 of Xo r 1754 

Ezra Hall born 16. of Dc r 1756 

Enoch Hall born 15 . of June 1759 

Henry Hall born 1 Dc r 1761. 

Stephen Kelley and Thankfull his wife the Births and Names of their 

Children 
Temperanc Kelley 21 of March 1742 
Stephen Kelley born 26 of July 1746 
Jeremiah Killey born 30 of Sep r 1748 
William Killey born 15 of April 1751 
Daniel Killey born 16 of Aug. 1755 
James Kelley born 9 of Aug 1 1765 

[p. 19] John Hall and Elizabath his wife the Births and Names of 

their Children are as follows 
John Hall born 21 of April 1753 
Nathan Hall born 5 of Sep r 1756 
Ebenzer Hall born 22 of March 1759 
Mary Hall born 10 of May .1761 
Benjamin Hall born 28 of April 1763 
Elizabath Hall born 2 of April 1765 
Bersheba Hall born 4 of March 1767 
Joshua Hall born 14 of Jan. 1771 
Zaccheus Howes and Thankfull his wife the Births and Names of 

their Children are as follows 
Abner Howes born 5 of May 1750 
Abigail Howes born June 6 . . 1757 
Thankfull Howes born 14 of June 1767 
Samuel Eldredge and Sarah his wife the Births and names of their 

Children followes 
Levi Eldredge born . 27 of Sep r 1753 
by his Second wife Lydia 
Eli Eldredge born 12 of Aug 1 1756 
Sarah Eldredge born 28 . of Dc r 1757 
Lydia Eldredge born 2 Sep . . 1760 
Keziah Eldredge born 13 March 1764 
Relianc Eldredge born 5 of April 1762 
Samuel Eldredge born 18 of March 1767 
Daniel Eldredge born 1769* 
Rebeccah Eldredge born 1769* 
Mary Eldredge born 14 of Feb r 1773 
Anna Eldredge born 21 of Feb. 1776 
Daniel and Rebeccah Eldredge born . . 3 of July 1769 
Jonathan Howes and Rebecah his Wife The Births and names ol 

their Children is as follow[s] 
Nathan Howes born 1 of Jan .. 1756 

•"14 of Febr 1773" was written and then crossed out. 



Dennis, Mass., Vital Records. 167 

Henry Howes born 3 of Jan r 1757 
Betty Howes born 1 of Feb° 1760 
Abigail Howes born 6 of Sep r 1765 
Ruth Howes born 20 of Nov r 1767 

[p. 20] Simeon Baker and Sarah his Wife a Record of the Births 

and Names of their Children. 
Sarah Baker born 27 of May 1749 

Simeon Baker and Jonathan Baker born 20 of August 1751. 
Hattle Killey and Hannah his Wife a Record of the Births and 

Names of their Children. 
Dinah Killey born 12 of July 1746 
Lydia Killey born 9 of August 175 1 
Anna Killey born 8 of Nov r 1749 
Experience Killey born 21 of May 1753 
Deborah Killey born 19 of Jan r 1756 
Lucy Killey born 1 of April 1757 and died 
Lucy Killey born 18 of Feb r 1761 
Hannah Killey born 27 of March 1759 
Sylvia Killey born 26 of April 1763 
Hattle Killey born 7 : of Dec : 1765 
Amey Killey born 15 of August 1767 
John Wing Killey born 23 of Deer. 1768 
Cyrenius Killey born 19 of Febr. 1770 
Nathaniel Sears and Deborah his wife the Births and names of their 

Children 
Deborah Sears born 16 of Feb 1 * 1750 
Anna Sears born 10 of July 1751 died Jun 10 1753 
Anna Sears born 16 of Oc r 1753 
Jerusha Sears born 28 of . July 1756 
Nathaniel Sears born 15 of Feb 1758 
Lot Sears born 25 of No r 17 61 
Achsah Sears born 25 of April 1767 died 25 of May 1768 

[p. 21] Abner Chase and Debrah his wife the Birth and names of 

their Children as followes 
Priscillah Chase 1 of July 1750 
Lydia Chase born 16 of May 1752 
Elisabath Chase born 29 of May 1754 
Nathan Chase born 10 of Jan . . 1756 
Anthony Chase born 8 of July 1758 
Deborah Chase born 26 of Dc r 1760 
Thomas Chase born 13 of No r 1769 
Abner Chase born 7 of Jan . . 1764 
Oen Chase born 13 of Sep .1771 
Mehetible Chase born 15 Sep r 1767 
Allen Bangs and Rebeccah his wife the Births and names of their 

Children as follows 
Jonathan Bangs born 13 of Feb .1755 



1 68 Dennis, Mass., Vital Records. 

Joseph Bangs born 5 of July 1757 

Phebe Bangs born 17 of Aug . . 1758 

Jonathan Bangs born 19 of July 1760 

Allen Bangs born 22 of April 1765 died Oc r 1765 

Zenas Bangs born 3 of May 1763 

Allen Bangs born 15 of Aug . . 1770 

Jonathan Crowel and Phebe his wife the Births and names of their 

Children as follows 
Oliver Crowel born 3 of Jan r 1756 
Jonathan Crowel born 3 of Aug . 1757 
David Crowel born 19 of Aug . . 1759 
William Crowel born 19 of Aug .1761 
James Crowel born 15 of No r 1763 
Aaron Crowel born 22 of May 1766 
Anthony Crowel born 3 of July . 1768 
Isaiah Crowel born 23 of Sep r 1770 
Ebenezer Crowel born 23 of Dc r 1772 
Isaac Crowel born 4 of July 1775 
Phebe Crowel born 19 of June 1779 

[p. 22] Abner Crowel and Sarah his wife the Births and names of 

their Children is as 
Selvanus Crowel born 17 of Nov 1755 
Abner Crowel born 24 of Jan . . 1754 
Heman Crowel born 14 of June 1758 
Sarah Crowel born 5 of Oc r 1761 

Zilpha Crowel born 25 of June 1764 and died June 16 1^67 . . 
Eleazer Crowel born 15 of Sep . . 1766 
Judah Crowel born 19 of Oc r 1769 

[p. 23] Thomas Crowel and Mercy his wife the Births of their Chil- 
dren is as follows 

Shubal Crowel born 10 of March 1754 

Michael Crowel born 26 of Dc r 1756 

Temperanc Crowel born 14 of May 1758 

Joseph Crowel born 20 of Feb r 1761 

John Crowel born 26 of Aug . . 1763 

Samuel Crowel born 18 of March 1767 

Barnabas Crowel born 18 of May 1769 

Mary Crowel Born 7 of June 1773 

Theodate Crowel born 9 of Oc r 1775 

Israel Nickerson and Hannah his wife the births and names of their 
Children is as followes 

Israel Nickerson born 2 of Sep . 1741 

James Nickerson born 17 of Feb . . 1744 

Patience Nickerson born 16 of Feb 1749 

Jasher Crowel and Deliveranc his wife the Births and names of their 
Children are as followfs] 

Hersy Crowel was born 21 of July 1755 



Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories. 169 

Seth Crowd born 16 of Oc r 1757 

Abigail Crowd born 16 of Oc r 1759 

Jasher Crowd born 14 of Aug . . 1760 

Deliveranc Crowd born 9 May 1764 

Amos Crowd born 15 of Oc r 1766 

Seth Crowel born 10 of Dc r 1769 

William Howes, and Mary his wife the Birth and names of their 

Children 
Isaiah Howes born 31 of July 1757 
Noah Howes born 11 of Aug .1760 
Achsah Howes born 29 of April 1765 
Nehemiah Howes 6 of Jan . . 1770 

[p. 25] Timothy Baker Keziah his wife the Births and names of 

their Children 
Mary Baker born 24 of Aug . . 1754 
Eleazer Baker born 10 of July 1756 

Timothy Baker born 18 May 1758 and died March 16 1760 
Timothy Baker born 27 of April 1760 
Davis Baker born 12 Sep . . 1762 
Kezia Baker born 12 of Dc r 1764 

Joshua Baker born 25 of No r 1766 and died 12 Jan r 1767 
Luke Baker born 28 of March 1770 
Abigail Baker born 19 of March 1776 
Judah Baker and Mary His wife the Births and names of their 

Children 
Jane Baker born 8 of June 1761 

( To be continued. ) 



PLYMOUTH COLONY WILLS AND INVENTORIES. 

{Continued from Vol. V, p. /jg.) 

[John Jenney's Will and Inventory.] 

[fol. 50] 1644 The last Will and Testament of John Jenney of 
Plymouth gent lately Deceased exhibited to the gen r all Court 
the rift of June in the xx th yeare of the now Raigne of our 
Sov r aigne Lord Charles Kinge of England &c. 

I John Jenney of New Plymouth in New England being 
sick and weake in body but through Gods speciall goodnes in 
pfect memorie Do thinke meete to settle that estate the Lord 
in mercy hath bestowed on me according as I conceive hee 



170 Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories. 

requireth at my hands. And therefore Do ordaine this 1 ... 
last will and testament. And therefore haveing bequeathed 
my soule to God that gave it and my body to the earth when i 
it is I do give unto my eldest sonne Samuell Jenney a Doubli 
porcon of all those lands I stand possessed of or have right 
unto w th in the Goyerment of new Plymouth my will being 
pformed next of all I give unto Sarah my loveing wyfe whom 
I ordaine my Executrix my Dwelling house and Mille adjacent 
together w th all the lands thereunto belonging, my will being 
that shee freely and fully enjoy it together w th all other my 
moveables goods and chattells so long as God shalbe pleased 
to continue her life except such as I shall after Dispose of or 
shee shall willingly and freely part w th to any our children 
according to my will and Desire Alsoe whereas Abigaile my 
eldest Daughter had somewhat given her by her grandmother 
and Henry Wood of Plymouth aforesaid is a suter to her in 
way of marriage my will is that if shee the said Abigaile will 
Dwell one full yeare \v th m r Charles Chauncey of Scittuate be- 
fore her marriage (pvided he be willing to entertaine her) that 
then my said Daughter Abigail have two of my cowes and my 
full consent to marry w th the said Henry Wood And in case 
m r Chauncey be against it then I would have her dwell w th 
m ns Winslowe of Careswell the said terme of one yeare ffurther 
as I have given to my eldest sonn Samuell a double porcon of 
all my lands whatsoever after the death of his said mother so 
also I give him a Double po r con of my whole estate w th the 
rest of my children viz 1 John Abigail Sarah and Susann My 
will being that after the death of my said wyfe my house and 
mill and other my lands and goods be sold or valued to the 
utmost they are worth and that the estate be equally Distrib- 
uted amongst my said children Samuell John Abigail Sarah 
and Susan as followeth, Samuell to have a double peon and the 
rest of them eich a single & equall porcon of the same Las: 
of all I do ordaine my worthy frends m r W m Bradford now 
Goveror of Plymouth and m r Thomas Prence of the same the 
Ov r seers of this my last will and testament and Do give eich 
of them a paire of gloves of five shillings price And in witnes 
that this is my Will I have hereunto sett my hand -& seale the 
xxviii th of December Anno Dm 1643. 

Witnesses hereunto John Jenney (seale) 

Edward Winslowe 
Thomas Willett. 
William Paddy. 



Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories. 171 

A true Inventory of all the goods chattells and cattells w ch 
were m r John Jenneys lately Deceased taken and apprise by 
Willm Paddy and Nathaniel! Sowther the xxv th Day of May 
Anno Dm 1644 
Inpris two cowes 
It one three yeres old heiffer 
It iiii ewe sheepe 
It one ewe sheepe 
It three weather sheepe 
It 1 cow calfe 
It three oxen 

In the chamber ov r the parlor 
It i little feather bed & two boulsters 
It i pillow 
It ii blanketts 
It i pere of old sheets 
It i old chest 
It i new sheete 
It 5 fine old sheets 
It 5 paire of old sheets at 5 s 4 d 
It 8 pillow beers at 2o d 
It i halfsheete & a peece of old linnen cloth 
It i table cloth 
It 9 old napkins at 4 d 
It a little towell & old linnens 
It i old trunck 

It a baskett w A Dressed hemp in it 
It x lb of feathers 



In the Parlor 
It vi sett cusheons 00 

It a feather bed and furniture to yt 3 old blanketts i old 

greene rugg & curtaine 
It an old warmeing pann 
It a chest 
It 9 napkins at 6 d 
It 4 fine old napkins 
It i long towell 
It 2 Diap cloths 
It 8 course napkins 
It old linnen table cloths 
It i seeled chest 
It a short carpett 
It a carpett 

It his weareing apparell 
It 5 yards cotton Darnix 5 s a black hatt 12 s 



I 


s 




10 


06 


oS 


04 


'3 


04 


06 


00 


00 


01 


00 


00 


02 


°5 


00 


00 


12 


00 


19 


00 


CO 


43 


17 


CO 


01 


00 


00 


00 


02 


06 


00 


10 


00 


00 


°5 


CO 


00 


02 


00 


00 


06 


00 


01 


°5 


00 


01 


06 


08 


00 


13 


04 


00 


°3 


00 


00 


04 


00 


00 


°3 


00 


00 


02 


00 


00 


00 


oS 


00 


02 


06 


00 


06 


08 


06 


12 


04 



3 
00 


10 

02 




06 


00 


02 


00 


00 


04 


06 


00 


02 


CO 


00 


01 


cS 


00 


01 


04 


00 
00 
00 


°3 
04 
06 


04 
00 
08 


00 
00 


03 
06 


00 
08 


03 


00 


00 


00 


17 


00 



1/2 



Plymouth Colony Wills and Inz 



It a chaire table 4 s & a featherbed tick 16 
It 2 beere barrells & other lumber 
It 3 silver spoones 



In the Dwelling house 



Pol. 51] 

It i smale globe 

It Cartwright on the Rehemist testament 

It m r Downams workes 

It i old bible 

It other old bookes 

It a kneadeing trough & cover 

It 2 joyne stool es i forme and a chaire 

It i spinninge wheele 

It 3 old peecs a pistoll &: a paire of bandeliers 

It 3 salts & 2 smale pewter cupps 

It 2 quart potts & a pint pott 

It x peecs of pewter 32 ' <Sr 3 porringers 

It x peecs more of pewter 24 1 

It 3 smale latten pans 

It i larg latten pan 

It a pewter bottle 

It 3 smaler kettles 

It a bras cover 

It a smale bras pann 

It 2 larg bras kettle 21 1 at 16 

It i copper kettle 2 1 1 at 

It i larg copper kettle 

It i frying pann 

It a skimmer and an old bras ladle 

It a bras candlestick 

It a bras posnett 

It a larg iron pott 

It 4 other iron potts broken & maymed & a posnet 

It i iron kettle 

It a fire shovell & a paire of tonges 

It 3 paire of pott hooks 

It 2 paire of pott hangers 

It for trees payles & other lumber 

It a black bill 

In the Dary house. 
It 8 earthen panns & potts & tubbs 
It 3 trees & a kimnell 
It an earthen bason 
It a churne 
It a cheese presse 



en tones. 








01 


OO GO 




00 


04 OO 




00 


15 OO 




o3 


04 08 




00 


02 06 




00 


08 OO 




00 


08 OO 




00 


01 OO 




00 


04 OO 




00 


08 OO 




00 


07 06 




00 


04 OO 




01 


10 OO 




00 


03 OO 




00 


06 04 




01 


15 °4 




01 


04 CO 




00 


01 06 




00 


01 OO 




00 


OO 02 




00 


1 1 00 




00 


00 03 




00 


12 OO 




01 


08 00 




01 


01 00 




10 


16 07 




01 


05 00 




00 


02 00 




00 


00 08 




00 


01 06 




00 


02 00 




00 


10 00 


net 


00 


16 CO 




00 


05 00 




00 


02 00 




00 


02 00 




00 


05 00 




00 


05 00 




00 


01 oS 




03 


17 10 




00 


05 00 




00 


02 06 




00 


OO 02 




00 


02 00 




00 


02 06 




00 


12 02 



Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories. 



1/3 



In the chamber over the house. 
It two bed steads 

It a feather bed & boulster & two pillowes 
It i old rugg and a blankett 
It i paire of sheets 

It i smale seacanvas feather bed & boulster w 1 * 1 cotton 
It iiii old blanketts 
It 2 pillowes & pillow beers 
It i joyned table 
It i longe wheele 
It 2 old axes 

It i smal adds & other old iron 
It 2 old netts 
It an old cartrope 

It 2 jarrs tubs & old baskets & lumber 
It a paire of steeleyards 
It 1 8 bushells of wheate 
It vi bushells of barley 

Without Doores. 
It 3 yeokes 

It a paire teases for a single oxe 
It i old Harrow 
It i old weane and wheeles 
It 2 cheanes & a broken one 

It i old plow an oVworne coulter & share & hooke 
It a broken sith a clevis pin & old saw & a yeoke & fork 
It i boate vi £ x s whereof she* hath a third pte 
It ii bushells & a peck of wheate 
It in bushells & a half of barley 
It 5 pecks of peas 
It i bushell of oates 
It to receive for the salt panns 
It 5 sides at tanning 



Sum totall io8 £ . 03 s . 03* 



00 


12 


00 


02 


OO 


00 


00 


06 


00 


00 


°7 


00 


00 


12 


06 


00 


j 2 


00 


00 


°7 


00 


00 


12 


00 


00 


04 


00 


00 


02 


00 


00 


07 


00 


00 


°5 


00 


00 


02 


00 


00 


05 


00 


00 


06 


oS 


°3 


12 


00 


01 


04 


00 


II 


16 


02 


00 


07 


06 


00 


02 


06 


00 


01 


06 


04 


00 


00 


00 


14 


00 


00 


09 


00 


00 


01 


00 


02 


03 


04 


00 


09 


00 


00 


14 


00 


00 


°5 


00 


00 


02 


00 


08 


06 


oS 


04 


10 


CO 


22 


05 


06 



Nathaniel Sowther 
William Paddy. 



[fol. 52] Debts oweing by the Testator. 

It To Samuell Chaundler 

It To m r Paddy 

It To Thorn Pope 

It To John Barnes 

It To John Yeonge 

It To Richard m r Chanceys man 



05 10 00 
04 

00 07 00 
03 00 00 

01 02 00 
00 04 00 



Sic. 



174 Settlement of Captain Jonathan 2 Alderis Estate. 

It To Josias Cooke oo 10 oa 

It To m r Gray oo 16 oo 

It To Samuel Jenney 05 00 00 

It To James Hurst for John wood 00 03 00 

It To Giles Rickett 00 08 00 

It To Henry Wood 01 00 00 

It To Richard Smyth 02 00 00 

It To Richard Sparrow 00 15 00 

It To the Apothecary for Phisick 00 10 00 

It funerall charges 30 5 & pbat of the will &c 01 16 00 

It for mending the mill & morters & planks 00 12 00 

It more to Thomas Pope 00 07 00 

It To fTrancis Cooke 01 10 00 

[On folios 53 to 59 inclusive is found the inventory of Elder Wil- 
liam Brewster, which we have already printed, in Volume III, 
pages 15 to 27.] 

(To be continued.) 



THE SETTLEMENT OF CAPTAIN JONATHAN 2 
ALDEN'S ESTATE. 

Transcribed from, the Original Documents and Records, 
By George Ernest Bowman. 

Capt. Jonathan 2 Alden (Jo/ui 1 ) died at Duxbury in 
February, 1696/7, and his estate was settled 7 January, 
1703/4, on the widow Abigail and three sons and three 
daughters. The only original papers in the probate files are 
the bond of the administratrix (which is not recorded) and the 
inventory, which have been used in making the transcripts here 
presented. The letter of administration, the inventory and the 
settlement were recorded in the Plymouth County Probate 
Records, Volume I, page 255, and Volume II, page 28. 



[I : 255 *] William Bradford Esq/ Commissionated &c for the 
Granting of the Probate of wils and letters of Administration 
within y e County of Plimouth &c. To Abigail Alden Relict and 
Widdow of Cap t Jonathan Alden late of Duxboro Decease'! 
Intestate Trusting in your Care and fidelity I do by these 

* Plymouth County Probate Records. 



Settlement of Captain Jonathan* Alderis Estate. 175 

presents Commit unto you full power to Administer all and 
singular y e Goods Chattels Rights and Credits of y e said De- 
ceased and Well and faithfully to Dispose of the same accord- 
ing to law And also to Ask gather levy Recover and Receive 
all and whatsoever Credits of y e said Deceased which to him 
while he lived and at the time of his Death did appertaine and 
to pay all Debts in which the deceased stood Bound so far as 
his goods Chattels Rights and Credits Can extend according 
to y e value thereof And to make a true and perfect Inventory 
of all and Singular the goods Chattels Rights and credits of 
the said Deceased and to exhibit the same into the Registers 
office of the aforesaid County at or before the [*] day of [*] 
next ensuing And to Render a plain and true account of your 
said Administration upon oath at or before the [*] day of [*] 
one thousand six hundred ninety & eight And I do by these 
presents Ordaine Constitute and Appoint you Administratrix 
of all and singular the goods Chattels Rights and Credits afore- 
| said In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and 
y e Seal of y e s d office 

Dated in Plimouth y e S th day of march 169I- 
Sam 1 Sprague Regist r William Bradford 






[Bond of the Administratrix.!] 



Know all men by these presents that we Abigail Alden 
Seth Arnold and David Alden all of Duxborough within y e 
County of Plimouth in his Ma tie3 Province of the Massachusets 
Bay in New England are holden and Stand firmly bound And 
obliged unto William Bradford Esq r in the full Sum of four 
hundred pounds Currant money of New England to be paid 
unto the said William Bradford his Successours in the office 
of Judge of y e probate of W r ils and Granting Administrations 
or Assigns To the true payment whereof We do bind our 
Selves our heirs Executors and Administrators Joyntly and 
I Severally firmly by these presents Sealed with our Seals. 
Dated in Plimouth, the 8 th day of March 169-I In the nineth 
year of his Ma ties Reign. 

The Condition of this present obligation is Such that if the 

' above Bounden Abigail Alden Administratrix of All and Singu- 

: lar the Goods chattels Rights and Credits of her late Husband 

Cap* Jonathan Alden late of Duxborough aforesaid Deceased 

Intestate Do make a true and perfect Inventory of all and 



* Spaces were left for the day and month, but they were not filled in. 
t Transcribed from the original document. 



176 Settlement of Captain JonathcuP Alden s Estate. 

Singular the Goods Chattels Rights and Credits of the said 
Deceased which have or shall Come to the hands possession 01 
knowledge of y e said Administratrix or into the hands or pos- 
session of any other person or persons for her And the same so 
made do exhibit into the Registers office of the said County at 
or before the first day of May next ensuing And the Same 
Goods Chattels Rights and Credits and all other the goods 
Chattels Rights and Credits of the said Deceased at y e time of 
his Death which at any time after Shall Come to the hands or 
possession of the said Administratrix or any other person 
or persons for her Do well and truly Administer according to 
law And further do make or cause to be made a just and true 
account of her said Administration at or before the first day of 
May which will be in the year of our Lord 1698 And all the 
Rest and Residue of the said Goods Chattels Rights and 
Credits which shall be found Remaining upon the sd Adminis- 
tratrix her account the same being first Examined & allowed of 
by the judge or judges for y e time being of probate of wils and 
Granting of Administration within the County of Plimouth 
Shall Deliver and pay unto such person or persons Respectively 
as the said Judge or Judges by his or their Decree or Sentence 
pursuant to law shall limmit and appoint And if it shall here- 
after Appear that any last will and Testament was made by the 
said Deceased and the Executo r or Executo r s therein named do 
Exhibit y e same Into the said Court of Probate making Request 
to have it allowed and Approved Accordingly if the said 
Administratrix within bounden being thereunto Required do 
Render and deliver the said letters of Administration Approba- 
tion of such Testament being first had and made into the 
Registers office of y e said County Then this obligation to be 
void and of none Effect or Else to Remain in full force and 
vertue. 

Signed sealed and delivered Abigail Alden (seal) 

in presence of. Seth Arnold (seal) 

[*] David Alden (seal) 

[Jonathan 2 Alden's Inventory, f ] 

An inventory of the Estate of Captain Johnath Alden late 
of duxborrough deceased taken this third of march : 1697 
to his wearing Clothes and money 44 IO ° 

to bookes Arms and amunition 04 10 c 

to beds beding and table lining 22 14 ° 

* The bond was not witnessed. f Transcribed from the original document. 



Settlement of Captain Jonathan 2 Alden s Estate. 177 



t > Sheep and Cattle and hors kind and furniture 

t "» Swine 

to peuter and bras 

to iron were and Coopers and Carpenters tools 

to Carts and plows and all other husbandry tools 

to 5 Chests and one box 

to one table Carpet and forme 

to Chairs and Cushens 

to Spining wheels Cards hichel glass bottles 

wear tubs pails and other lumber 
to V loome and harnes and fethers 
to leather and tobakco and feathers 
to provision for the family 
to his farme 

to meadow at the gurnet 
to half a Shear in the maiors purchas 
due by bills to the Estate 



by us edwarde southworth 
John Soule 
Seth Arnold 





43 


10 







OI 


00 







04 


00 







04 


°5 





s 


02 


10 







01 


10 






01 


00 







01 


10 





Earthen 










°3 


00 







02 


10 







02 


10 







05 


00 







100 


00 







04 


00 







01 


10 







60 


00 





Totall 
lands 


3°9 

i°5 


9 

10 







Chattels 



203 



Abigail Alden Administratrix of all & singular the goods 
Chattels Rights & Credits of her late husband Capt Jonathan 
Alden deceased made oath before W m Bradford Esq r Judge &c 
the 8 th day of March i6g^ that y e above written is a true In- 
ventory of y e Estate of sd deceased so far as she yet knoweth 
& that when more shall Come to her knowledge she will cause 
it to be added. 

Attest Sam 1 Sprague Register. 
Recorded I st Book page 255. 



[The Settlement of the Estate.] 

[II : 28*] Plim ss Plimouth January 7 th 1703 By Nathaniel 
Thomas Esq r : Judge of the Probate of Wills & Distributing 
& settleing the Estat of persons Dying Intestate &c : in the 
County of Plimouth 

The Distributing & Settlement of the Estate of Cap 1 : Jona- 
than Alden late of Duxborrough in the County of Plimouth 
deceased Intestate amongst his widdow & Children Whereas 
the S d Jonathan Alden died Intestate leaving his Widdow M 1 " 3 



Plymouth County Probate Records. 



17S Settlement of Captain Jonathan 2 Alderis Estate. 

Abigal Alden & three sons & three daughters And his Estate 
being apprized & vallued by three able freeholders in the said 
Town of Duxborrough & an Inventory thereof Exhibitted into 
the Court of Probate on the oath of his said Widdow to whome 
Administration on his Estate was Comitted & the lands of the 
said deceased in the S d Inventory being valluued at 105 pounds 
that is to say the farm whereon the S d Deceased dwelt in Dux- 
borrough at 100 pounds & a par cell of Meadow neare the 
Gurnett at 4 Pounds & half a share in the Majors Purchase at 
one pound The said Widdows thirds thereof amounts to the 
sum of 35 pounds & the Remainder of the vallue of the lands 
is seventy pounds And the Moveable Estate according to the 
S d Inventory is vallued at 2C>3 £ 9 s o d the S d Widdows thirds 
thereof amounting to 6j £ 16 s 4 d there Remains thereof the 
sum of I35 £ 12 s S d To which sum add the Remainder of the 
vallue of the land it will amount to 205 s 12 s 8 d the Eldest sons 
Double share whereof is 58 s 15 s 2 d & Each other Childs share 
thereof is 29/ 7 s y d And forasmuchas the deviding of the farme 
would be detrementall to or spoyle the whole & that the wid- 
dow & all her other Children of full age are desirous that the 
Eldest son should have his fathers lands to himself It is there- 
fore ordered & Determined as followeth Viz : That John Alden 
Eldest son of the said Capt : Jonathan Alden shall have all the 
lands aboves d Viz : all the farme whereof his father died seized 
the meadow at or near the Gurnett & the half share in the 
land called the Majors Purchase To him & his heirs forever 
saving to the said Widdow his Mother her thirds or Dower 
therein dureing her life he therefore Paying to his mother the 
S d Administratrix the sum of 1 1 £ 4 s io d which is over his 
Double Portion of all the said Estate And in Convenient time 
after the decease of his mother he shall also pay to Each of 
his two brothers & three sisters the sum of five pounds which 
will be in the whole with his two shares thirty five pounds the 
Vallue of his Mothers third part of the said lands And the said 
Administratrix shall Pay unto Each of her other five Children 
for their Portion of their fathers Estate the sum of twenty nine 
pounds seven shillings & seven pence with what they or any 
of them may have already had from her of their said Portions 
Memorandom that whereas the Estate by the Inventory 
amounts to twenty shillings more then what is above devided it 
is allowed to the said Administratrix towards the Charges of 
her Administration 
Nath 1 Thomas Register. Ordered by me Nathaniel Thomas 



Middleborough, Mass., Vital Records. 179 



MIDDLEBOROUGH, MASS., VITAL RECORDS. 

{Continued from Vol. V, p. 4.0.) 

Mercy Morton : the Daughter of Ebenezer Morton & of Mercy his 

Wife was born January 20 172 1/2 
Mary Morton the daughter of Ebenezer Morton : & of Mercy his 

Wife : was born April the 29 1723 
Prudence Thomas the daughter of Nathanel Thomas : & of Abigaii 

his Wife was born Septem : 30 1722 
Hannah Parris the daughter of John Parris : and of Abigail his 

Wife : was born : October : 1 1722 
Elisabeth Nelson the Daughter of Thomas Nelson and of Hope his 

Wife was born June : the : 3 1708 
Thomas Nelson the Son of Thomas Nelson and of Hope his Wife : 

Was born april : 12 1 7 1 o 
Sarah Nelson the Daughter of Thomas Nelson and of Hope his 

Wife : was born : August . 17 1 7 1 2 
William Nelson the Son of Thomas Nelson : and of Hope his Wife : 

Was born May the 30 17 14 
Foxel Nelson the Son of Thomas Nelson : & of Hope his Wife was 

born June the : 22 17 16 
Amos Nelson the Son of Thomas Nelson : & of Hope his Wife : 

Was born Decern 1- . 31 . 17 18 
Ebenezer Nelson the Son of Thomas Nelson : & of Hope his Wife 

Was born December : 22 1721 
Esther Wood the daughter of Henry Wood : & of Mary his Wife 

Was born : January the 31 1 720/1 
Joanna W r ood the daughter of Henry Wood : & of Mary his wife 

was born : March 30 1722 
Nathan Alden the Son of John Alden and of Hannah his Wife Was 

born June 12 1723 
Hephzibah Allen the daughter of Nathanel Allen & of Mary his 

Wife W T as bom : August : 9 1722 
Abigail Bennet the Daughter of Nehemiah Bennet : & of Mercy his 

Wife was born January : 5 1723 ''4 
Joshua Wood the Son of Samuel Wood and of Elisabeth his wife : 

was born : March . 12 17 2.0/1 
Ann Wood the daughter of Samuel Wood : & of Elisabeth his Wife : 

was born : Febru : 15 1722 3 
Sarah Southworth the daughter of Edward Southworth : & of Bridget 

his Wife : Was born : January : 16 1723/4 
Judith Richmond the daughter of Christopher Richmond & of Phebe 

his Wife : Was born : May 29 . 17 17 
Elisabeth Richmond the Daughter of Christopher Richmond : & of 

Phebe his W r ife : was born : octob r : 1 17 19 



i8o Middlcborough, Mass., Vital Records. 

Mary Richmond the daughter of Christopher Richmond : & of 

Phebe his Wife : was born : octob r : 18 1721 
Joseph Bennet the Son of Joseph Bennet : and of Joanna his Wife 

was born : Novem r : 2 1723 
John Cox the Son of John Cox and of Hanah his Wife was bom 

August : 2 1723 
Sarah Tinkham the daughter of Shubeal Tinkham : 8z of Pricilla 

his Wife : Was born : Febr : 23 1723/4 
James Faunce the Son of Joseph Faunce : and of Martha his Wife : 

Was born Decern 1 " : 6 1723 
Agnus Mackfun the daughter of Robert Mackfun : & of Joanna his 

Wife Was born : June : 23 . 1721 
Elisabeth Mackfun the daughter of Robert Mackfun : & of Joanna 

his Wife : Was born March : 1 : 1722 -.3 
Thomas Thacher the Son of M r Peter Thacher : <Sc of Mary his wife 

Was born May the : 13 1721 
John Thacher the Son of M r Peter Thacher : & of Mar}- his wife : 

was born : April . 27 1723 
Nathan Wood the Son of Jabez Wood Jun r and of Hannah his wife 

w r as born : March : 14 1723 14 
David Allen the Son of Nathanael Allen and of Mary his Wife Was 

born February 23 17 12-3 
Mercy Allen the daughter of Nathanael Allen : & of Mary his Wife 

was born October the 19 17 17 
Nathanael Sprout the Son of James Sprout & of Elisabeth his Wife : 

w r as born : August : the : 19 1723 
Robert Kein the Son of Ephraim Kein : and of Hannah his Wife : 

Was : born : March : 12 172 1 : 2 
Thomas Richmond the Son of Samuel Richmond : & of Sarah his 

Wife : Was born : March the : 28 1723 
Josiah Vaughan the Son of George Vaughan and of Faithfull his 

Wife : w r as born Decern 1 " 19 1723 
Samuel Southworth the Son of Nathaniel Southworth by Jael his 

wife was born January the : 18 th : 172 1/2 

[p. 77] Phineas Pratt the Son of Samuel Pratt : and of Hannah his 

Wife was born June the 11 17 13 
Mary Pratt the Daughter of Samuel Prat : and of Hannah his Wife 

was born July the 11 1 7 1 6 
William Reed "the Son of William Reed :& of Elisabeth his Wife 

was born July the 18 17 15 
Hannah Reed the daughter of William Reed & of Elisabeth his Wife 

was born June the 7 17 17 
Benjamin Reed the Son of William Reed and of Elisabeth : his Wife 

was born May the : 26 1720 
Thomas Reed the Son of William Reed and of Elisabeth his Wife 

Was born March 1.5 1722/3 

( To be continued.) 



Gorham Letters, with Facsimiles. 181 



GORHAM LETTERS, WITH FACSIMILES. 

Through the courtesy of Mr. Frank William Sprague, of 
Brookline, Mass., and Mr. Henry S. Gorham, of Brooklyn, X. Y., 
we are able to reproduce facsimiles of letters written by three 
prominent members of the Gorham family. These facsimiles 
were printed by Mr. Sprague, in 1S96, in the "New England 
Historical and Genealogical Register," and the cuts were later 
presented by hirn to Mr. Gorham. 

The frontispiece of this number is a reproduction of a letter 
written by Capt. John 1 Gorham, four months before he was 
mortally wounded at the Narragansett Fight.* 

The second letter was written by John 2 Gorham {Capt. 
John 1 ) j who was a captain in the Canada Expedition of 1690, 
under Major Walley, and is usually referred to as Lt. Col. John 
Gorham, having acquired that title later, in the militia. He 
died in 17 16. 

The third letter was written by John 4 Gorham (Shubael? 
John 2 , Capt. John 1 ), at the siege of Louisburg. Facsimiles of 
his " Wast Book " and " Dayly Journal " we have already 
printed.f 

[Letter of Capt. John 1 Gorham.] 

Mendum Octob the 1 . 1675 
Much honrd my Servis with all due Respeckts humly presented 
to your Selfe and unto the Rest of the Counsill hoping of your helths 
I have made bold to troble you with these few lins to give your 
honnors an acount of our progress in your Jurisdicktion : Acording 
unto your honers order and determynation I arived at Mendum with 
fifty men and the next day Leftennent Upham arived with Thity 
Eaight men : and the day following wee Joyned our forses together 
and Marched in persute to ffind oure Ennimy : but God hath bin 
plesed to denigh us any opertunyty therein : though with much 
Lahore and travill wee have indevered to find them out which Left 
Upham hath given you a more perticuler acount : our Solders being 
being much worne but haveing bine in the rleeld this foretene weeks 
and littell hoops of finding the Enimy we are this day Returning 
towards our Genrall : but as for my one part I shall be Redy to 
Serve God and the Cuntry in this Just warr Soe long as I have life 
and helth Not Elce to troble you I Rest yours to Serve in what I 
am able 

John Gorum 

♦Mayflower Descendant, V : 179. t Ibid., V : 172. 

1 









<c. 



S 








^ s^ 






5?l^-j!~> &-, (4/Zj fcyrL <&~-0 7^3^ P^— 







LETTER OF CAPT. JOHN 4 GORHAM. 



184 James 1 Samson s Will and Receipts of Heirs. 

[Letter of Lt. Col. John 2 Gorham.] 

Barnestable Aprill y e S th 1697 

To major Walley Comistioner for Warr these may Certifie that 
to my Certaine knowledg one John manasses an Indian servant to 
m r Tho Smith of Eastham went out Eastward y e last Expedition 
with major Church & served under Cap r Jethroo an Indian untill 
wee Returned to Boston Againe 

Jn° Goreham 

[Letter of Capt. John 4 Gorham.] 

In the Camp may 7 th 1745 — 
Horn* Sr 

I beg the party from the Grand Battrey may be as private as 
possible In Getting their boats Ready and Cannot be Willing to 
proceed Without Shaw to be my pilote If he is not Come by Land 
should Chuse to send a boate for him Imeaditly and also the Citty 
May have as Warme a Fire as We Can Give them In Different 
places Untill one Clock or two and then a Cessation Untill they hear 
Us Engaged Hope to have all Ready pray send Shaw 

Sr Your most obedient Humble Ser 1 

Jn° Gorham 



JAMES 2 SAMSON'S WILL AND THE RECEIPTS OF 
THE HEIRS. 

Transcribed from the Original Document and Records, 
By George Ernest Bowman. 

James 2 Samson (Henry 1 ) died at Dartmouth, Mass., be- 
tween 10 January, 171 5 16, the day his will was made, and 
7 July, 1 7 1 8, the date on which the will was proved. The will 
was recorded in the Bristol County Probate Records, Volume 
III, page 447, and the receipts of the heirs in Volume IX, 
pages 440 and 441. The original will is still on tile and the 
copy here presented was made from the original document, 
as was the executor's bond, which was not recorded. No 
inventory was found. 

[James 2 Samson's Will.*] 

In The Name of God Amen The Tenth of January one thou- 
sand seven hundred & riveteen sixteen, & In The Second year 

* Transcribed from the original document. 



James 1 Samson's Will and Receipts of Heirs. 185 

of The Reign of our Soveraign Lord George of Great Britain 
France & Ireland King &c, I James Samson of Dartmouth 
In The County of Bristol In The Province of The Massachu- 
setts Bay In New England yeoman being well stricken In years 
but of Disposing mind & memory thanks be Given to God 
Therefore Calling to mind The Mortality of my Body & know- 
ing That it is appointed for all men once To Dye Do make & 
appoint & ordain This my last Will & Testament That is to 
say Principaly & first of all I give & Recommend my soul Into 
the hands of God That gave it & my body I Recommend To 
the Earth to be buried In decent christian Burial at The dis- 
cretion of my Executors nothing doubting but at the General 
Resurrection I Shall receive the same again by The mighty 
power of God, And as touching such worldly Estate wherewith 
it hath pleased God to Bless me in this life, I give demise & 
dispose of the same In The following manner & Form, Im- 
primis I give & bequeath To Hannah my dearly beloved Wife 
The great Room in my dwelling house being a lower room with 
the Closet in it to be at her disposeing during her widdowhood 
together with my best bed & furniture to it, to be & Remain 
(that is the bed & furniture) to her & her heirs & assignes for 
ever, Item I give unto my son James together with what I 
have already given him my long gun & my Cane & that to be 
his full share of my Estate the same to be to him & his Heirs 
& assignes for ever, Item I give unto my son Henry all my 
Farme which I now dwell on (to witt) all my homestead with 
all the lands I bought of John Howard & also all the land that 
I lately bought of William Allen both upland & meddow land 
with all the housing fencing and orcharding their or their unto 
belonging Excepting the reserve of what I have willed to my 
wife dureing her widowhood, & then that to return to him all 
which I give to him & his Heirs & assignes for ever for & In 
Consideration hereafter mentioned That is to say he paying 
all my Just debts & funeral Charges with Those legacyes he 
shall be hereby oblidged unto, & he providing for his Mother 
all things necessary for her Comfortable subsistance dureing 
the time of her Widowhood both in sickness & health & pay 
her funeral Charges after Her decease. Item I give unto my 
son Joseph all my housing at the long plain so called in sd 
Dartmouth with the lott of land it stands upon as it is layed 
out by Benjamin Crane with one seventh part of two thirds 
of a share of upland after the Eight hundred acre grant as it 
is already layed out by sd Crane, as also the seventh part of 
two thirds of a share of Ceader swamp to be & remain to him 



1 86 James 1 Samsoris Will and Receipts of Heirs. 

his Heirs & assignes for ever, Item I give to my Daughter 
Anna twenty Pounds money to be paid by my son Henry 
within one year after my decease Item I give to my Daughter 
Penelopy Twenty Pounds money to be paid by my son Henry 
within two years & an half after my Decease, Item I give to 
my Daughter Sussannah twenty pounds money to be paid by 
my son Henry within four years after my Decease, Item I give 
unto my Daughter Pricilla five shillings with what she hath 
already had to be paid by my son Henry within halfe a year 
after my decease & my will is that all the Legacyes to my 
Daughters be to them their Heirs & assignes for ever : Item 
I give to my son Henry (whom I Do hereby make & Constitute 
my sole Executor of this my last will & Testament All the 
Remaining part of my Estate of what sort or kind soever To 
be to him & his Heirs & assignes for ever And I Do hereby 
Disallow & Revoke all other & former wills By me heretofore 
made Ratifying & Confirming This & no other to be my 
last will & Testament In Wittness whereof I have hereunto 
set my hand & seal the Day & year first above written, 
Signed Sealed Published James Samson (seal) 

pronounced & Declared By 
The said James Samson 
as his last will & testament 
In Presence of us the subscribers : 
Jonath n Delano 
Jabez Delano 
Nathaniel Delano 



Bristol ss July the 7 th 1718 then before the hon r able Natha 1 
Paine Esq r Judge of the Probate of wills and Granting of Ad- 
ministrations within the County of Bristol Came L* Jonathan 
Delono & Nathai Delono & made Oath that they were present 
and Did hear and see the said James Samson since deceased 
signe seal publish & declare the above written to be his last 
will and Testament & that he was of a Disposeing mind when 
he so did, and further that Jabez Delano signe as a witness 
with them at the same time 
John Cary Reg r : Nath 11 Paine 

Bristol ss in the Third book folio 447 : 448 the abovewriten 
was Entered July 11 th 17 18 by John Cary Register 



James- Samson s Will ajid Receipts of Heirs. 1S7 

[Bond of Executor.* ] 

Know all men by these presents that we Henry Sampson 
of the town of Dartmouth in the County of Bristol Executor 
of the last will and Testament of m r James Sampson late of of 
Dartmouth deceased Captain John Akin & Phillip Taber both 
of said Dartmouth in the County of Bristol in New England 
Are held and stand firmly bound and obliged unto the Hon rable 
Natha 1 Paine Esq r Judge of the Probate of walls & granting of 
Letters of Administration within the County of Bristol in the 
sum of One Thousand pounds Lawfull money of New England 
To be payed unto the said Natha 1 Paine his Successor in the 
said office or Assignes To the true payment whereof we bind 
our selves our heires Executors & Administrators and Each 
of us & them Joyntly and severally in the whole and for the 
whole firmly by these presents sealed with our seals dated this 
fifteenth day of July Anno Domini 17 19 Annoq RRs Georgii 
Quinto 

The Condition of this present obligation is such that if the 
above Bounden Henry Sampson son of James Sampson and 
Executor of his last will and Testament Duely proved and 
allowed and allso Residuary Legatary therein Named Shall & 
do pay all the Debts and Legacyes, and in all Respect well 
& duely Execute and perform the said will in all and Every 
the Articles thereof according to the Tennour true Intent & 
meaning of the s d Testator And do & perform all & whatsoever 
is by him as Executor aforesaid Enjoyned : in and by the said 
will without ffraud Collusion or delay Than this present obliga- 
tion to be void & of None Effect or Elce to Remain in full 
force & vertue 

Signed sealed and delivered Henry Samson (seal) 

In presence of us witnesses John Akin (seal) 

Samuel baily Phillip Taber (seal) 

John Cary 

[Receipts of the Heirs.] 

[IX : 440] Duxbury November y e 23 d 1727 

.Then Received of Brother Henry Samson Who is Sole 
Executor of the Last will and Testament of my Hono d Father 
James Samson Late of Dartmouth Deceased the Sum of 

* Transcribed from the original document. 



iSS James 1 Samson s Will and Receipts of Heirs. 

Twenty Pounds in full of what was Given us by the Testator 
In Said Will I say Received by us as wittness our hands 
Benjamin Prince Abraham Samson (seal) 

Miles Samson Penelope Samson (seal) 

her mark 
Bristol ss July y e 17 1740 Entered per Stephen Paine 
Register 

Know all men by these Presents that I James Samson of 
Wells In the County of york In the Province of the massachu- 
sets Bay In New England yeoman have Remised Released and 
forever Quit Claim and by these Presents Do Remise Release 
and forever Quit Claim to Brother Henry Samson of Dart- 
mouth In the County of Bristol in the Province Aforsaid 
Husbandman his heirs Executors Administrators all and all 
manner of Action or Actions Quarrels Controverses Trespasses 
Damages and Demands whatsoever which by Law or Equity 
may now or hereafter Arise Concerning Mother Hannah Sam- 
sons thirds of the Estate of our father James Samson Late of 
Dartmouth Deceased or otherwise howsoever I the said James 
Samson against my Said Brother Henry Samson or which my 
heirs Executors or Administrators Shall or may Claim Chal- 
lange or Demand for or by Reason or thing Whatsoever Con- 
cerning the Aforsaid third of the Said Estate to the Day of y e 
Date of these Presents : In Wittness my hand and Seal this 
Twenty fourth Day of July Anno Domini 1726 
Signed Sealed and Delivered James Samson (seal) 

In the Presence of us 
Mary Adams 
Will* Palmer 

P2ntered per Stephen Paine Register 

Dartmouth December y e 11 th 1727 

Then Received of Brother Henry Samson Who is Whol and 
Sole Executor of the Last will and Testament of our Honoured 
father James Samson Late of Dartmouth Deceased the Sum of 
Twenty Pounds in full of what was Giveen us by the Testator 
In Said will we Say Received by us Wittness our hands and 
Seals 

In the Presence of Benjamin Hilmon (seal) 

Rebeccah + Samson Susanah Hilmon (seal) 

her mark 
John Clark 

Entered per Stephen Paine Registr 



James 1 Samsons Will and Receipts of Heirs. 189 

Dartmouth December y e 8 th 1727 

Then Received of Brother Henry Samson Who is Sole 
Executor of the Last will & Testament of my Honoured father 
James Samson Late of Dartmouth Deceased the House and 
Land in full of what was giveen me by the Testator in Said 
will I Say Receivd by me as wittness 'my hand and Seal 
In the Presence of us 

[p. 441] Rebecah Samson Joseph Samson 

John Rouse 

Dartmouth December y e 6 : 1727 

Then Received of Brother Henry Samson Who is Whol 
and Sole Executor of the Last will and Testament of my Hon- 
oured father James Samson Late of Dartmouth Deceased the 
Sum of five Shillings in full of what was given us by the Tes- 
tator in Said will we Say Received by us as Wittness our 
hands and Seals 

In the Presence of us Solomon Hammond (seal) 

Joseph Turner Pricilla Hammond (seal) 

William Honar 
Bristol ss July y e 17 1740 Entered per Stephen Paine Register 

Know all men by these Presents that I Shubal Smith and 
my Wife Ann Smith of Dukes County in Chilmark yeoman 
have Remised Released and forever Quitted Claim and by these 
Presents Do Remise Release and forever Quit Claim unto 
Brother Henry Samson of Dartmouth In the County of Bristol 
In the Province of the Massachusets Bay Husbandman his 
heirs Executors administrators of all and all manner of action 
or actions Quarrels Controverses Trespasses Damages & De- 
mands whatsoever which by Law or Equity may now or here- 
after Arise Concerning our Mother Hannah Samson Thirds of 
the Estate of our father James Samson Late of Said Dartmouth 
Deceased or otherwise howsoever we the Said Shubal Smith 
and Ann his wife against the Said Brother Henry Samson or 
which we our heirs Executors or Administrators Shall or may 
Claim Challange or Demand for or by Reason or thing whatso- 
ever Concerning the Aforsaid third of the Said Estate to y e 
Day of the Date of these Presents In Wittness Whereof We 
have hereunto Set our hands and Seals this Seventh Day of 
July Anno Domini 1726 

Signed Sealed & Delivered Shubal Smith (seal) 

In the Presence of us Ann Smith (seal) 

John Hammond her mark 

Will» Palmer 



190 Reports from State Societies. 



REPORTS FROM STATE SOCIETIES. 



MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY. 

The Eighth Annual Meeting of the Society was held at the Society's 
rooms, No. 53 Mt. Vernon St., Boston, on Monday afternoon, April 11, 
1904, by adjournment from the regular date, March twenty-eighth, with 
Governor Morton Dexter in the chair. 

Through the courtesy of Messrs. John A. Lowell & Co. the painting 
of u The Mayflower Approaching the Land," was on exhibition. 

The reports of the officers were read and accepted, and, on motion 
of Rev. Edward Huntting Rudd, the following resolution was adopted by 
a rising vote : 

" Voted : That the sincere gratitude of this Society is extended to our 
retiring Governor, Morton Dexter, for his untiring zeal in the interest, 
welfare and growth of the Society-; for his prompt and faithful attention 
to all duties ; for the distinguished contributions from his pen toward 
making permanent the record of the events and history of our honored 
ancestors ; for his unfailing courtesy and fairness as our presiding officer ; 
and for his kindly denotement to all the finest work in which the Society 
is engaged." 

The following officers were duly elected for the year 1 904-1 905 : 
Governor Charles A. Hopkins 

Deputy Governor Winslow Warren 
Captain James A. Ring, Pay Director, U.S.N. 

Elder Rev. George Hodges, D.D. 

Secretary George Ernest Bowman 

Treasurer Nathaniel U. Walker 

Historian Theodore S. Lazell 

Surgeon Col. Charles H. Alden, M.D., U.S.A., (Retired) 

Assistants Edwin S. Crandon, Rev. Edward Huntting Rudd, 

Samuel B. Capen, Lorenzo D. Baker, Mrs. John D. 
Long, Mrs. Edward E. Blodgett, Edward H. Whorf. 

Donations to the Library and Cabinet. 

"Suffolk Deeds," Volume XIII, from Hon. Thomas F. Temple, Reg- 
ister of Deeds of Suffolk County, Mass. 

"Sixteenth Report on Public Records, 1904," from Hon. Robert T. 
Swan, Record Commissioner of Massachusetts. 

Vital Records of the Towns of Arlington, Gill, Great Barrington, 
Holden, Manchester, Marblehead, Middleton, New Braintree, Petersham, 
Shrewsbury, Waltham and Washington, Mass. (twelve volumes), from the 
Secretary of the Commonwealth. 

"Thirty-Second Report, Boston Records," from Mr. Edward Webster 
McGlenen, City Registrar. 

"Genealogical Sketch of Some of the Descendants of Robert Savory, 
from the compiler, Mr. Fred W. Lamb. 



Reports fro ))i State Soeieties. 191 

« Massasoit's Town, Sowams in Pokanoket," from the author, Miss 
Virginia Baker. 

"Manual for the General Court" (Mass.), 1904, from Mr. Arthur E. 
Linnell. 

» Collections of the Rhode Island Historical Society, Volume X," from 
the Society. 

"The Ballous in America," from Mrs. Mary F. Smith. 

"Waterman (111.) Year Book, 1903," from the compiler, Mr. G. E. 
Congdon. 

"Capt. William Trask and Some of his Descendants," from Miss 
Mittie B. Fairbanks. 

" Items of Ancestry," from the compiler, Mrs. Thomas A. Lawton. 

"Ecclesiastical Records of the State of New York," Volumes III and 
IV, from Mr. Edwin S. Crandon. 

A Spinning Wheel, Skein Winder, Hetchel and Tape Machine, all 
from Miss Edith Child and Mr. Dudley R. Child. 

Members Elected. 
March 21, 1904. 

834. Miss Frances Howard Tribou, Navy Yard, Boston, eleventh from 

William Brewster. 

835. Miss Sarah Jane Bulloch Colburn, Somerville, ninth from William 

Brewster. 

836. Miss Mary Warren Capen, Boston, eighth from John Alden. 

837. Joseph Lothrop Rogers, Orleans, ninth from Thomas Rogers, eighth 

from Joseph 2 Rogers. 

838. Harriet Louise Harrington, M.D., Boston, tenth from William 

Brewster. 
April 11, 1904. 

839. Miss Grace Henshaw, Cambridge, ninth from James Chilton, eighth 

from Mar}- 2 Chilton. 

840. Mrs. William Murdock Thompson, Brockton, seventh from Myles 

Standish. 
May 9, 1904. 

841. Mrs. Charles Warren Sumner, Brockton, seventh from Myles 

Standish. 

842. Charles Dana Thomas, Boston, eighth from John Alden. 

Supplemental Lines Filed. 

March, 1904. 

817. Mrs. Victor E. Bender, ninth from John Alden; ninth from Thomas 
Rogers. 

827. Mrs. Henry M. Saville, eighth from John Alden; eighth from John 
Howland. 

May, 1904. 

829. Mrs. George W. Copeland, eighth from William Bradford; ninth 
from William Brewster (two lines), eighth from Love 2 Brewster 
(two lines); seventh from Peter Browne; seventh from Francis 
Cooke ; sixth from John Howland ; seventh from John Howland ; 
eighth from Degory Priest: eighth from Richard Warren (two 
lines); ninth from Richard Warren (two lines). 

838. Harriet L. Harrington, M.D., tenth from William Brewster. 



192 Reports from State Societies. 

NEW YORK SOCIETY. 

Members Elected. 
March 2, 1904. 

752. James McKeen, Brooklyn, seventh from John Alden. 
753- John Barker Brown, New York, ninth from William White, eighth 
from Peregrine 2 White. 



CONNECTICUT SOCIETY. 

Members Elected. 
May 16, 1904. 

231. George Willig Spencer, San Francisco, Cal., eighth from William 

Brewster. 

232. George Otis Spencer, San Francisco, Cal., ninth from William 

Brewster. 

233. Lewis Beers Curtis, Southport, ninth from William Bradford. 



ILLINOIS SOCIETY. 

Member Elected. 
May 11, 1904. 

hi. Levi Harper Fuller, Oak Park, tenth from Edward Fuller, ninth from 
Samuel 2 Fuller. 

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA SOCIETY. 

Member Elected. 
March 8, 1904. 

170. Mrs. Josiah Onslow Stearns, Hoquiam, Wash., eighth from John 
Alden. 

NEW JERSEY SOCIETY. 

Member Elected. 
May 12, 1904. 
38. Mrs. George Cook Lewis, Plainfield, eighth from William Bradford. 



WISCONSIN SOCIETY. 

Members Elected. 
May 6, 1904. 

53. Mrs. Jeremiah Stelle Dunham, DePere, ninth from John Howland. 

54. James Wood Bass, Milwaukee, eighth from John Alden. 



RHODE ISLAND SOCIETY. 

Members Elected. 
April 2, 1904. 

67. Dana Carleton Munro, Madison, Wis., tenth from James Chilton, 

ninth from Mary- Chilton. 

68. Miss Sophia Lindsay Wardwell, Bristol, ninth from Richard Warren. 

69. Mrs. Byron Jesse Lillibridge, Providence, eighth from William 

Bradford. 






k 






■•• i t'S 



I , . \ 



u 



l k 






'*' V u«i- *.& 



? 



CAPTAIN JOHN' 2 AI.DEN'S GRAVESTONE 



*-pHE Mayflower 

Descendant 



I ; 



Vol. VI. OCTOBER, J904. No. 4. 



CAPTAIN JOHN 2 ALDEN'S WILL AND INVEN- 
TORY AND THE ACCOUNT OF HIS 
EXECUTORS. 

Transcribed from the Original Documents, 
By George Ernest Bowman. 

Captain John 2 Alden {JoJui v ) died at Boston, Mass., 
Saturday, 14 March, 1 701/2, at five o'clock in the afternoon, 
aged seventy-five. His gravestone, shown in the accompany- 
ing illustration, is now in the porch of the New Old South 
Church, and is inscribed as follows : 

HERE LYETH 
Y e BODY OF 
JOHN ALDEN SENIO r 
AGED 7 5 YEARS 
DECEASED MARCH 
[Y]' [i] 4 r 7 o \ 

The day of the month is determined by the following entry 
in Judge Samuel Se wall's Diary : 

" Satterday, March 14, 170^ at 5 p.m. Capt. John Alder, expired; 
Going to visit him, I hapened to be there at the time."* 

The original will and inventory and the executors' account 
are still preserved in the files of the Suffolk County Registry 
of Probate, at Boston, and have been used in making the 
transcripts here presented. 

*Mass. Hist. Soc. Coll., 5th Series, VI : 54. 

*93 



194 Captain John 2 Aldcris Will and Inventory. 

[Capt. John 2 Aldex's Will.*] 

In the Name of God Amen the Seventeenth clay of Febru- 
ary Anno Dom 1 . 1701 Annoq R R s Gulielmi Tertii Angliae &c 
decimo quarto I John Alden Sen r of Boston in the County of 
Suffolke within his Ma*> s Province of the Massachusetts Bay in 
New England Mariner being Sick & weak of body but of sound 
disposing mind and memory (praised be Almighty God for the 
Same) Do make this my last Will & Testam 1 in manner and 
forme following, hereby revoking & making null and void all 
W T ills and Testaments by me at any time heretofore made. First 
and Principally I humbly commend and resigne my Soul into 
the hands of Almighty God my Creator, hopeing for the full 
pardon and remission of all my sins and Salvation through the 
alone merits of Jesus Christ my Redeemer. My body I desire 
may be decently buried, at the discretion of my Executors 
herein after named. And as for that portion of worldly Goods 
and Estate, which it hath pleased the Lord to bestow upon me. 
I do give and dispose of the same as followeth That is to say. 
Imprimis I will That all my just debts & Funeral Expences 
be w r ell and truely paid or ordained to be paid in convenient time 
after my decease by my Executors hereafter named, Unto each 
of whom I give & bequeath the sum of Five pounds, for their 
care and pains in the s d Trust. Item. After my just Debts, 
Funeral Expences and Legacys afores d are paid and discharged, 
My mind & will is That the whole remainder of my Estate 
in housing, Lands, money, plate, debts, goods & moveables that 
is to say, all the remainder of my Estate real & personal where- 
soever lying or found, be divided into five equal parts or shares. 
One fifth part or share whereof I give, devise and bequeath 
unto my eldest son John Alden forever, one other fifth part or 
share whereof I give, devise & bequeath unto my Son William 
Alden for ever. One other fifth part or share whereof I give, 
devise and bequeath unto my Son Zechariah Alden for ever . one 
other fifth part or share whereof I give, devise and bequeath 
unto my Daughter Elizabeth Walley for ever, And the other 
fifth p 1 . Part or share thereof I give, devise and bequeath unto 
the Children of my Son Nathaniel Alden deceased, for ever, 
equally to be divided among them And my mind & will is, That 
my s d Daughter Elizabeth Walley at and upon my decease shall 
have full, free and quiet possession & seizin of all that piece or 
parcel of Land which I formerly recovered by Law of James 
Everel, with all the Edifices and Buildings now thereupon & 
thereto belonging (being the house wherein I & my s d Daughter 

♦Transcribed from the original document. 



Captain John 2 A /den's Will ana Inventory. 195 

Walley now dwel) Together with the Yard, priviledges and ap- 
purtenances to the s d house and Land belonging, And the Gar- 
den plot adjoyning to the same, that I formerly purchased of 
Thomas Gross and Elizabeth his Wife, as ~& Deed may appear, 
Which s d house, Land & premisses my s d Daughter Elizabeth 
Walley shall have hold & enjoy to her, and her heirs and assigns 
for ever, at the rate or price of four hundred pounds, She the s d 
Elizabeth Walley, her heirs or assigns within the space of three 
yeares after my decease, paying unto my other Children before 
named or some of them, as part of their shares or portions be- 
fore given them of my Estate, such sum or sums as the s d house, 
Land and premisses, at the value or price before mentioned shall 
amount unto more than one fifth part of my Estate given as is 
before expressed unto my s d Daughter Walley And my mind & 
will also is That all such sum and sums of money as are due and 
owing unto my s d Daughter Walley from the Estate of my s d 
son Nathaniel Alden dece d , for any matter or thing whatsoever 
shall be paid unto my s d Daughter Eliz a Walley out of the part 
and share of my Estate herein before bequeathed unto the Chil- 
dren of my s d Son Nathaniel. And I order my Executors, 
upon adjustment of the Accompts thereof with my s d Daughter 
to make payment of the same to her accordingly, out of the said 
Childrens part or dividend. Item, My mind and will is That if 
such of my Children unto whom my Brick house and Land in 
Boston afores d which I bought of Samuel Jackson shall, upon 
the division of my Estate, fall or be allotted, see cause to dwel 
in the same themselves, Then such Child or Children, during 
the time that he or they in In their own persons dwel therein, 
shall have the liberty of using the Kitchen belonging to my 
other house before mentioned, for washing, brewing and baking, 
and also liberty of making use of the house of Office, and of the 
Garden belonging to the s d house for the hanging and drying his 
or their cloaths Lastly I do hereby nominate, constitute & ap- 
point my s d Sons John Alden & William Alden to be the Exec- 
utors of this my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof 
I have hereunto set my hand & seal the day & year first within 
written 

John Alden (seal) 
Signed Sealed, published and Declared by the s d John Alden 
the Testator, as and for his last Will and Testament, in presence 
of us, who subscribed our names as Witnesses thereto in the 
said Testators presence 

Thomas Savage 
Charles Chauncy 
Edw d : Turfrey 



196 Captain John 2 Aldcn's Will and Inventory. 

Suffolk Ss. By the Hon ble Elisha Cooke Esq r . 

Judge of Probate &c 

The beforewritten Instrument being presented as the last 
Will and Testament of John Alden Sen r late of Boston Mariner 
deced by his sons John Alden and William Alden Executors 
therein named — 

Maj r Thomas Savage, Charles Chauncy & Edw d Turfrey the 
three Witnesses to the s d lustrum 1 personally appeared before 
me & made Oath that they did see the s d John Alden the Testa- 
tor, signe seale & declare the same as his last Will & Testament, 
And that he then was of sound disposing mind to their best dis- 
cerning, And that they subscribed their names as Witnesses 
thereto in the s d Testators presence 

Jurat Cor me Elisha Cooke 
Boston April 13 th 1702. 

[The Letter of Administration.*] 

The Probate of the Will of John Alden late of Boston 
Mariner deced, And Administration granted thereon unto his 
Sons John Alden and William Alden Executors in the Same 
Will named. 

Elisha Cooke Esq r duely appointed and Commissioned to 
be Judge of the Probate of Wills and for granting Letters of 
Admin con on the Estates of persons deceased, having Goods 
Chattels, Rights or Credits in the 'County of Suffolke within 
his Ma*y s Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England. 
To all unto whom these presents shall come Greeting. Know 
yee That on the Thirteenth day of April, in the year of our 
Lord one thousand seven hundred and two . Before me at 
Boston in the County afores d The Will of John Alden Sen r 
late of s d Boston Mariner deceased, to these presents annexed, 
was proved, approved and allowed. W T ho having while he lived, 
and at the time of his decease Goods, Chattels Rights or 
Credits in the County aforesaid, And the Probate of the s d 
Will & power of committing Administration of all and singular 
the Goods, Chattels, Rights and Credits of the s d deceased, 
and also the hearing, examining and allowing the Accompts 
of the same, by virtue thereof, appertaining unto me, The Ad- 
ministration of all and singular the Goods, Chattels, Rights & 
Credits of the s d deceased, and his Will in any manner con- 
cerning", is hereby committed unto his two sons, John Alden 
and William Alden Executors in the same Will named ; Well 

* Transcribed from the Suffolk County, Mass., Probate Records, Vol. XV, p- y 



Captain JoJur Alderis Will ami Inventory, 197 

and faithfully to execute the s d Will, and to administer the 
Estate of the s d deced according thereunto. And to make a 
true and perfect Inventory of all and singular the Goods, 
Chattels, Rights and Credits of the s d deced, And to exhibit 
the same into the Registry of the Court of Probate for the 
County afores d at or before the Thirteenth day of October 
next ensueing, Also to render a plain and true Accompt of 
their s d Administration upon Oath In Testimony whereof I 
have hereunto set my hand and the seal of the s d Cuurt 
of Probate. Dated at Boston afores d the day and year first 
abovewritten. 

Is a Addington Reg rius Elisha Cooke 

[Capt. John 2 Alden's Inventory.*] 
An Inventory of ye Estate of John Alden Sen r deceasd 







Dr 




11 


s 


d 


Due from y e Estate 








317 : 


16 


3 






Credt 




11 


s 


d 


one Wooden house 








400 : 








one Brick detto 








270 








plate & money 








26 


6 


6 


brass ware 








09 


5 





iron ware 








22 


U 





Rest of ye movibles 








69 


2 


6 


Pewter 








03 


01 


6 


Debts due to ye Estate ye 


most 


of which 


are desperite 


1259 


2 


1 



20.59 1 l 7 
The aboves d Estate was apprized by Abraham -Blish & William Paine, 
and the above Inventory exhibited by 

Jno Alden Exec 1 " 

Suffolk Ss By the Hon ble Elisha Cooke Esq r Judge of Probate 
&c 
John Alden one of the Exec 1 " 5 of the last Will and Testam 4 
of his Father John Alden late of Boston farmer dec d exhibited 
the abovewritten and made Oath That it contains a just & true 
Inventory of the Estate of his s d dece d Father so far as hath 
come to his knowledge and that if more hereafter appears he 
will cause it to be added 
Boston June 2 d 1702. Jurat Cor me Elisha Cooke 

♦Transcribed from the original document.* 



198 Captain John 1 Alden s Will and Inventory. 

[The Executors' Account.*] 



The Accompt of John & William Alden Execut" : of y e 
Last Will and Testament of John Alden late of Boston in y e 
County of Suffolk Marriner Deceac'd as well of and for Such and 
So much of the goods Chattels and Estate of y e Said Deceac'd 
as have Come to their hands. As of and for y e payments and 
Disbursments Out of y e Same as followeth. 

The Said Accomptants Chargeth themselves with all and Singular the 
Goods Chattells and Estate of y e Deceac'd Specified in an Inventory 
thereof made and Exhibeted into the Registry of y« Court of Probate &c : 
for S d County, Amounting as {3 y e Same Inventory apeareth to y e Sume 
of j£&°o 9 6 

Rec d more at Sundry Times Since Exhib- 
iting the Inventory, Viz" off 
M r James Taylor Treasurer 
M r Charles Chauncy 

M r Daniel Johnnat Rent for y« Brick House 
Mr Simon Willard for Ditto ' 
Mr Ellis Callander 

And Petitions for Allowances as followeth. 
for proving y e Will & Charges for prizing ye 

Estate 
for a Retaining fee for M r Dudley 
Presenting & hieing ye Petition for Seling 

y e Brick House 
Paid Sickness & funeral Charges 
Paid Samuel Willard on Bond 
Paid John Campbell on Bond 
to Joshua Windsor for Warehouse room 
to ye Execute ~? Will 
to John Nelson p d 
to M r De Chufore p d 
to Doctor Oliver p d 
to Sarah Pemberton p d 
to John Campbell 
to Samuel Willard . p d for Ditto 
to David Landan work done on y e brick House 
to Eliakim Hutchinson Esq r p d 
to Benja Elliot p d 
to Eliza Walley (now Willard) 



* Transcribed from the original document. 

t In the original document the debit and credit totals, and the balance of 
"491 i" t s A,d, are carried out in a third column at the right. 



£18 


12 


— 




54 


10 


— 




10 


10 


— 




7 


10 


— 




1 


15 


2 


92 17 2 








893 06 st 


^001 


1 


5 




000 


12 


— 






6 




• 


050 


7 


1 


52 6 6 


100 


— 


~^ 




100 


— 


— 




3 


1 1 


1 1 




10 


— 


— 




6 


— 


— 




5 


7 


S 




1 


13 


— 




2 


10 


— 




3 
6 


15 


— 




1 1 


9 


10 




18 


12 


— 




1 1 


6 


8 




78 


16 


9 


349 2 IO 








401 9 4t 




Rests 


49 1 l 7 4t 








Carried Over 








Jn° Alden 








W m Alden 



Captain JoJur A /den's Will and Inventory. 199 

Suffolk. Ss. By the hon ble Isaac Addington Esq' Judge of Pro- 
bate &c. 

John Alden & W m Alden Exec" presented the above written, 
& made Oath, That it contains a just & true Accompt of their 
administration on the Estate of John Alden late of Boston Mari- 
ner deced, so far as they have proceeded therein, which I do 
Allow & approve of — 
Boston August . 4 th 1704. Jurat . Cor . Is a Addington 

Brought Over from y e Other Side y e bal- \ 
lance of y e Estate Debts & funerall Charges [ ,£49 r 17 4 
paid ) 

N B. Wheras the Within Nam'd John Alden did in his last 
Will and Testament give and allow unto his Daughter Eliz a : 
Walley (now (Willard) the preemtion of his Wooden House by 
Said Alden in his Will Rated at four Hundred pounds She 
paying to The Other Children or Some of them, as part of their 
Shares and portions Such Sume or Sumes as Said House Land 
& premises Shall Amount unto more then one fifth part of his 
Estate as before given to his Said Daughter Elizabeth Willard, 
this May Certifle y* : y e Said Eliz a : Willard hath paid to John 
& William Alden Executors of y e Last Will and Testament of 
John Alden Deceac'd y e full Sume of three hundred one pou ds 
twelve Shil : 6| d being y e Over plus of S d House one fifth part 
of the Estate Deducted 

John Alden D«" 
to Cash and Sundry Movables 
to ballance p d p r Simon Willard 

Supra C r 
By \ part of his Estate 
By Will Allow'd for Executorship 
By his Disburstm^: 



William Alden D' 
to Sundry Movables 
to Ballance paid pr Simon Willard 

Supra C r 
By \ part his Estate 
By Will Allow'd for Executorship 
By his Disburstments 



£24 

82 


1 1 
1 1 


6 

.♦1 


107 


~> 


10* 


Z95 


7 


5} 


3 


15 


5 


107 


2 


I0 i 


£* 

97 


3 


4 
4 


105 


3 


5* 


9? 

5 


7 
16 


5} 



i°5 3 5i 



200 Captain Jo/in 2 Aldcris Will and Inventory. 



Zachariah Alden I> 
to Sundry Movables 
to ballance paid pr Simon Willard 

Supra C r 
B >' )' e \ P n of y e Estate 

The Children of Nath' : Alden deceae'd D" to Eliza : 

Walley (now Willard) for their Path" : Acco" 
to John Alden's Disbursments 
to ballance p d p r Simon Willard to y e Executors 

Supra C r 
By \ ptt of the Estate 

Simon Willard D r 
to Sundry Movables 
to y e Wooden House 
to y e Brick House 
to Sundrys Rec d : pr him 

Supra C r 
By \ part of y e Estate 
By his Sworne Acco n : 
By him paid Sarah Pemberton 

paid Doctor Oliver 

paid John Campbell Intreast money 

paid Sam 1 : Willard Ditto 

paid Joshua Windsor 

paid David Landan for Work done 

paid John Campbell Cash 

paid John Nelson 

paid De Chufore 

paid William Pain 

paid Sundrys for Mourning 

paid Sam 1 : Willard on Bond 

paid y e Executors by Sundry Charges 

Paid to John Alden for Ballance 
to William Alden for Ditto 
to Zach r : Alden for Ditto 
to ye Executors for ye Children of N.t Alden deceac"d 




9 8 



5* 



£58 


7 


10 


— 


7 


— 


39 


12 


n 


^98 


7 


5* 


^98 


7 


5* 


£$1 


6 





400 


— 


— 


280 


— 


— 


019 


*[5] 





73i 


01 


2 J 


£9* 


7 


5i 


95 


18 


5 


2 


10 


— 


1 


13 


— 


4 
6 

3 


10 


— 


1 1 


1 1 


1 


9 


10 


50 
6 

5 


— 


— 


7 


8 


2 


7 


— 


6 


10 


9 


100 






1 


7 


4 


385 


13 


' -tj 


082 


1 1 


4j 


097 


1 


1 1 


067 


7 


IC* 


098 


7 


53 


73i 


1 


2 * 


J n° 


Alden 


W» 


Alden 



East ham and Or/cans, Mass., Vital Records. 201 



EASTHAM AND ORLEANS, MASS., VITAL RECORDS. 

{Continued from page 16.) 

Joseph Snow ju r and Sarah Smith weaf Maried in december the 

fiftenth : 1690 
Thankfull Snow the daughter of Joseph Snow Jun : was borne the 

fif tenth day of december in the year of our lord . 1692. 
Joseph Snow Jun r died on the twentyfirst day of Januarie anno 1 705 6 
Mar}' Paine the Daughter of Elisha and Rebecca Paine was borne 

the first day of february one thousand six hundred ninety and 

five : six : 
Solomon Paine the son of Elisha and Rebecca Paine was borne the 

16 th : day of may : 1698 
Dorcas Paine the Daughter of Elisha and Rebecca Paine was borne 

at Eastham the four and twentyeth day of february In the year : 

1699 : alias 1700. 

[p. 2>&~\ Sammuell Freeman was marryd with Mercy Southerne the 

12 th of May . 1658. 
Samuell Freeman hath a Daughter borne the . n december 1651 * 

named Abthya. 
Samuell Freeman . hath . a sonne named Sammuell borne the the 

26 . of march .1662 
Samuel ffreeman a Daughter named apphiah borne the first of 

jennuarie 1666 
Samuel ffreeman a sonn named Constant borne the last of march . 

1669 
Elizabeth ffreeman the Daughter of Samuel ffreeman Was born ; the 

26 th Day of June 167 1 
Marcy 
Hannah Smith the Daughter of John and Sarrah Smith was Born at 

Eastham the eighteenth day of march anno dom : 1695/6 
Joseph Smith the son of John and Sarah Smith was Born at Eastham 

the 28 th day of december anno Dom : 1697 
Sarah Smith the Daughter of John and Sarah Smith was born at 

Eastham the sixth day of November Anno Dom : 1699 
Williams Smith the son of John and Sarah Smith was Born at Eastham 

the sixth day of September Anno Dom : 1702 
Lidia Smith the Daughter of John and Sarah Smith was Born at 

Eastham Aprill y e 24 th 1704 
Seth Smith the son of John and Sarah Smith was Born at Eastham 

the twenty eighth day of Januarie Anno : dom : 1705/6 

*S:c. 



202 EastJiam and Orleans, Mass., ] r ital Records. 

Elisabeth Smith the daughter of John and Sarah Smith was Born at 

Eastham in march 1707 8 
Rebecca Smith the Daughter of John and Sarah Smith was Born at 

Eastham in march Anno dom : i7x§ 
John Smith the son of John and Sarah Smith was born at Eastham 

on the thirteenth day of march anno Domini : 17 12/13 

[p. 39] Samuell ffreeman and Elizabeth Sparrow weare maried the 

fifth of feburarie : 1684 
Samuel ffreeman a daughter named prissila borne the 27 th of October . 

1686 
Samuel ffreeman the sonne of Samuel ffreeman Borne the first day 

of September in the year 1688 
Elizebeth ffreeman the daughter of Samuel and Bashua ffreeman was 

borne the nineteenth day of april in y e year 1694 
Barnabas ffreeman the son of Samuel and Bashua ffreeman was borne 

the last day of January in the year : 1695 : 6 
Nathaniel : ffreeman the son of Samuel and Bashua ffreeman was 

borne at Eastham : the seaventh day of may : 169S in the year 

one thousand six hundred ninety and eight : 
David ffreeman the Son of Saml and Bashua ffreeman was Borne at 

Eastham : the Eight and twentyeth day of January : in the year 

1699/700 
Elisha ffreeman the Son of Samuel and Bathshuah ffreeman was born 

at Eastham the ninth day of December 1701 
James ffreeman the Son of Samuel and Bathshuah ffreeman was Born 

at Eastham on" the fourth day of august 1704 
Enoch ffreeman the son of Samuel and Bathshua ffreeman was Born 

at Eastham the nineteenth day of May anno dom 1706 
Simeon ffreeman the Son of Samuell and Bathshua ffreeman was Born 

at Eastham on the twentythird day of febuary anno dom 1707 8 
John ffreeman the son of Samuell and Bathshua ffreeman was Born 

at Eastham the fifth day of January Anno dom 1709 10 
Abigaile ffreeman the Daughter of Samuell and Bathshua ffreeman 

was Born at Eastham on the tenth day of July 17 13 
The D Abigaile ffreeman dyed on ye 16 th day of July anno domini 

1714 
Capta Samuell ffreeman had another Daughter named abigaile Born 

on the fifth day of may anno domini : 1715 
Capt Samuel ffreeman Died January 30 th 1742/3 

[p. 40] William Twineing Senior Decesed the fiftenth : * Day of 
Apreill in the year : of o r Lord one thousand six hundered fifty 
nine 

Joseph : Rogers : Juner Decesed the twentiseventh Day of December 
in the year one thousand Six hunderd & Sixty : 

* " Sevententh " was crossed out, and "fiftenth" interlined in the same 
hand. 



Eastham and Orleans, Mass., Vital Records. 203 

Richard Sparow : deceased the : eaight of Jenuary in the : yeare one 

thousand Six hundered & Sixti 
Apthiah fireman the Daught' of Samuell ftreeman : Deceased the : 

ninetenth of ffebuary in the yeare one thousand Six hundered 

& Sixti 
Nathanyell Mayo deceased the 
Elizabeth . Atkins the wife of Henry Atkins deceased the seventeenth 

of March in the yeare one thousand Six hundred Sixty one alias 

sixty two 
Josiah Cooke senior deseased the sevententh of October in the yeare 

one thousand six hundred seventie three 
Nicholas Snow senior decesed the fiftenth day of November * in the 

year one thousand six hundred sevetie six 
Mary Crispe the wife of george Crispe died the one and twentieth 

day of feburarie one thousand 600 seventie six : 
Constant Snow which was the Wife of Nicholas Snow died about the 

Midle of October in the year : 1677 
James Rogers died the : 13^ : of aprill .1678 
Ann Twining which w r as the Wife of William Twining senior 

died the twentieseventh day of feburari[e] In the year of our 

lord one thousand six hundred and eightie 
John Younge senior died the : 28 th : of Jenuary in the yeare : i6j}J 
Abigael younge the wife of John younge sen. died the 7 nth : day of 

Aprill in the year : 1692 
Steven atwood senior died the latter end of feburay in the year 169^ : 
Lieu" Joshua Banges dyed the fourteenth day of Jan[uar]y anno 

dom 1709/10 

[p. 41] John Sparrow and apphiah Trase weare maried the fifth of 

December : 1683 
Rebeckah Sparrow the the daughter of John Sparrow was borne the : 

23 rd . of December : 1684 
John Sparrrow the sonne of John Sparrow was borne the 24 th : of 

agust : 1687 : 
John Sparrow a daughter named Elizabeth borne the : 19 th : of 

Jenuary : 1689 : 
Steven Sparrow the Sun of John Sparrow was borne the sixth day 

of September in the year of our lord one thousand six hundred 

ninety and four 
apphiah Sparrow Died the 15 day of December 1739 
Samuell ffreeman Jun er and mary Paine were Married by M r Samuell 

Treat the ninth day of October Anno dom : 17 12 
Elisabeth ffreeman the Daughter of Samuell and Mar)' fTreeman was 

Born at Eastham on the fourth day of march anno Domini 

*" November" was written first. This was crossed out and "October" was 
written above, but was crossed out and " November" interlined. Both changes 
are in the same hand as the original entry. 



204 EastJiam and Orleans, Mass., Vital Records. 

Samuel ffreeman the son of Samuel and mary ffreema was Born at 
Eastham on the twentysecund day of November anno domini : 

.7.6 

James ffreeman the Son of Samuel and Mary ffreeman was Born at 
Eastham on the sixteenth clay of September anno domini : 1718 
and Died July 22 : 1754 

Alice and Rebecca ffreeman the Daughters of Samuel and Mary ffree- 
man were born at Eastham on the twentyseventh day of february 
anno domini : 1719/20 

Prissilla ffreeman the daughter of Samuel and Mary ffreeman was 
Born at Eastham on the sixteenth day of December anno domini 

1725, 
Hannah ffreeman the Daughter of Samuel and Mary ffreeman was 

Born at Eastham on the fourteenth day of march anno domini 

1726/7 
Marcy ffreeman Daughter of Samuel & Mary ffreeman was born at 

Eastham the 21 day of March 1729/30 Died the 5 th november 

1736 

abigel ffreeman Daughter of Samuel &: Mary ffreeman was born 
July 9* 1 73 1 

Barnabas ffreeman son of Samuel & mary freeman was born Sep- 
tember 12 1733 Died the 8 of October 1736 

Barnabas ffreeman son of Samuel ffreeman & Mary ffreeman was 
born at Eastham was born the 23 of february 1736/7 

Deacon Samuel freeman Died at Eastham may 30 : 1751 

Mary freeman the Dafter of Samuel and mary freeman was Born in 
Eastham febuary 24 : 1722 and Died octobar iS : 1754 

[p. 42] James Cole the Sonne of Danyel Cole was borne in december 
in the yeare .1655 

Daniell Coole hath a Daught r named Mary was borne the 10 th of 
March : in the year one thousand Six hunderd fifty eaight 

William Cole the Sonne of Danyel Cole was borne the 15 Septemb 
in the yeare . 1663 

Ruth Cole the wife of Daniel Cole dyed the fifteenth day of decem- 
ber : in the year 1694 : in the sixty seaventh year of her age 

Daniel Cole dyed the one and twentyeth day of december in the 
vear 1694 in the Eigtyeth year of his age 

Mary hopkins wife of Joshua hopkins died the first day of March 

1 733/4 

Rebecca Cole the widdow of Job Cole dyed the 29 th of december : 
169S being about S8 year old 

Ruth Collins the wife of Joseph Collins Senior dyed on the twenty- 
eighth day of august anno domini : 1714 

[p. 43] Samuel Knowles and Mercy ffreeman wear maried december 

in the year 1679 
James Knowles the sonne of Samuel Knowles was borne the : i3 tn 

day of agust : 1680 : 



Eastham and Or/cans, Mass., Vital Records. 205 

Mercy Kndwles the daughter of Samuel Knowles was borne the : 

13 th day of September : 16S1 
Samuel Knowles the sonne of Samuel Knowles was borne the : 15 th : 

of Jenuarie : 16S2 
Nathanel Knowles the sonne of Samuel Knowles was borne the : 15 th 

of may : 1686 
Richard Knowles the son of Samuel Knowles was borne the latter 

end of July in the year 1688 
Rebeckah Knowles the daughter of Samuel Knowles was borne about 

the midle of March in the year . 1690 
John Knowles the son of Samuel Knowles was borne about the midle 

of aprill in the year : 1692 
Ruth Knowles the daughter of Samuel and Mercy Knowles was born 

at Eastham in November in the year 1694 
Cornelius Knowles the son of Samuel and Mercy Knowles was bom 

at Eastham in October in the year of our Lord 1695 
Amos Knowles the son of Samuel and Mercy Knowles was born at 

Eastham Annoque dominie 1702 
John Nickerson of monomoy and mary his wife were married by 

Capta Sparrow July the 11 th 1706 
William Eldred of monomoy and Sarah Conant were married by 

Capta Sparrow Januarie the 30 th 1706/7 
James young and Mary Higgins were marryed by capta Sparrow 

febuary the 12 th 170! 

[p. 44] John Mayo and Hannah Lecraft ware Mareid the first Day of 

Jenuary in the year one thousand Six hundered fifty one. 
John Mayo hath a Son named John was borne the the hftenth of 

December in one thousand Six hundered fifty two : 
also a Son named William borne the : Seventh of ocktober in the 

yeare one thousand Six hundered fifty four 
Also a Son named James borne the third day of ocktober in the yeare 

one thousand Six hunderd fifty six 
Also a Son named Samuell borne the Second day of Apreill in the 

year one thousand Six hundered fifty eaight. 
Also a Sonne named Elisha borne the fourth day of November in the 

yeare one thousand Six hundred Sixty one 
Also a Sonne named Danyell borne the five and twentyeth of June 

in the yeare one thousand Six hunderd Sixty foure 
John Mayo a sonn named Nathaniel borne the 2 nd of aprell in the 

yeare 1667 
John mayo a sonn named Thomas borne the 24 th June in the yeare 

1670 and died the 1 i enth day of August 1670 
John Mayo another Sonn Borne named Thomas the i5 enth of July 

1672 

[P- 45] Joseph Young and Sarah davis wear maried the 23 day of 
October : 1679 



206 Eastkam and Orleans, Mass., Vital Records. 

Samuel Younge the sonne of Joseph Younge was borne the 23 of 
September : 16S0 

Joseph and Isaace twins : the sonns of Joseph Younge wear borne 
the : 19 . day of december in the year . 16S2 

James Younge the sonne of Joseph Younge was borne the : 4 . day 
of aprill . 16S5 

Thomas Paine Jun r and Thankfull Cob were married on the seven- 
teenth day of may 1705 

Thankfull Paine the Daughter of Thomas and Thankfull Paine was 
Born at Eastham the ninth day of July anno dom 1707 

Samuel Smith and Abigail ffreeman were married by m r Samuell 
Treat on the ninth day of October anno Dom 11712 

Mary Smith the daughter of Samuel and Abigaile Smith was Born at 
Eastham on the twentythird day of June anno domini : 1 7 13 

Zoath Smith the Son of Samuel and Abigaile Smith was born at East- 
ham on the eleventh day of December anno Domini : 17 16 

Abigaile Smith the Daughter of Samuel and Abigaile Smith was Born 
at Eastham on the Seventeenth day of December anno domini : 

.7.8 

Martha Smith the Daughter of Samuel and Abigaile Smith was Born 

at Eastham on the twentythird day of august anno domini : 

1721 : 
Bathshua Smith the Daughter of Samuel and Abigaile Smith was 

Born at Eastham on the ninth day of May anno domini 11723 
Grace Smith Daughter of Samuel and Abigle Smith was Born at 

Eastham on the fif tenth day of June 1725 
Susana Smith Daughter of Samuel and abigle Smith was Born at 

Eastham on the twenty fifth day august 1727 
Samuel Smith Son of Samuel and abigle Smith was Born at Eastham 

on the twenty first of february 1729/30 
Joseph Smith Son of Samuel and Sarah Smith was born at Eastham 

the ninth day of September 1741 

[Pages 46-49 are missing.] 

[p. 50] William Walker & Sarah Snow ware Mareid at Eastham the 

twenty fift of Jenuary in the yeare 1654 
William Walker a son named John Borne at Eastham the 24 day of 

november in the yeare one thousand Six hundred fifty five : 
William Walker a Sone named William borne at Eastham the 12 of 

ocktober in the yeare one thousand Six hundred fifty Seven : 
William Walker a Son named William borne the Second of Aughust 

in the yeare on thousand Six hunderd fifty nine. 
William Walker a daughter named Sarah borne the thirtyeth of July 

in the yeare on thousand Six hundred Sixty two. 
William Walker a daughter named Elizabeth borne the 28 of Sep- 
tember in the yeare one thousand Six hundred Sixty foure 
Jabesh Walker the sonne of William Walker was borne the 8 th of 

July one thousand Six hundred Sixty Eight 



Governor Bradford's Letter Book. 20J 

Caleb Lumbard of monomoy and Elisabeth Sm.ile were maried on 
the first day of September Anno dom 1705 

Jeremiah Bigford and Hannah young were Maried on the twenty- 
sixth day of October anno dom 1705 

Debora Bigford the daughter of Jeremiah and Hannah Bigford was 
Born at Eastham the Secund day of febuary anno 1705 6 

Hannah Bigford the daughter of Jeremiah and Hannah Bigford was 
Born at Eastham in the begining of may anno 1708 

{To be continued.) 



GOVERNOR BRADFORD'S LETTER BOOK. 

{Continue J from page 14J.) 

This year sundry that pretended themselves to be planters, 
seeing the gain the fishermen made by trading of pieces, and 
powder, and shot to the Indians, and how they went on uncon- 
trouled in the same, they began to practice the same : A prin- 
cipal head of whom was one Morton, who had gathered a 
profane crew unto him, and was himself an example of all 
wickedness unto them, who kept a house (or school rather of 
Athesmy) in the Massachusetts bay. He not only had offended 
in trading off sundry pieces to the Indians, but when he was 
by his neighbours gently admonished of the same, and shewed 
the evil consequences that would follow thereupon, he took, it 
in great scorn, and said he would do it in the dispite of all ; and 
for that end sent for many new pieces out of England ; besides, 
as he and his consorts got much hereby, so they spent it as 
lewdly in maintaining drunkenness, riot and other evils amongst 
them ; yea and inveigling of men's servants away from them, 
so as the mischief began to grow intolerable, and if it had been 
suffered a while longer would have become incurable ; his neigh- 
bours about him grew afraid of him, and suffered many abuses 
at his hands, and knew not how to help it ; but both they, and 
other of the weaker plantations, made suit to us, to help 
and assist them to take some order with him and that desperate 
company; we told them that we had no authority to do any 
thing, but seeing it tended to the utter ruin of all the whole 
country, we would join with them against so public a mischief ; 
so we sent first again to admonish him, from ourselves and the 
rest, and signified unto him, that besides the hurt and peril he 
brought upon us all, his actions was flatly against a proclama- 



2o8 Governor Bradford's Letter Book. 

tion of the late King's Majesty, published to all his subjects, 
both in England and here, against the trucking of any pieces 
or other arms, to any of the Savages ; his answer (after oaths 
and other contumelies) was, that proclamations were no law, 
nor enjoined no penalty ; he was answered yes, the breaker.^ 
incurred his Majesty's displeasure, which might prove a penalty 
too heavy for him to bear ; he replied, that King was dead, and 
his displeasure died with him : Thus seeing no other remedy, 
at the earnest request of the other planters, and plantations in 
the land, we assisted and led in the apprehension of him (which 
was with danger enough, for he armed himself for resistance) 
and so, by the mutual consent of all the rest, he was sent pris- 
oner into England,* to the council of New England, with letters 
and information against him ; which letters follow : 



To tlie Rig/it Honourable, his Majesty s coinicil for Nezv Eng- 
land, these, 

Right Honourable, and our veiy good Lords, 
NECESSITY hath forced us, his Majesty's subjects of 
New England in general (after long patience) to take this 
course with this troublesome planter, Mr. Thomas Morton, 
whom we have sent unto your Honours, that you may be 
pleased to take that course with him, which to your honourable 
wisdom shall seem fit ; who hath been often admonished not 
to trade or truck with the Indians, either pieces, powder, or 
shot, which yet he hath done, and duly makes provision to do, 
and could not be restrained, taking in high scorn (as he speaks) 
that any here should controul therein : Now the general weak- 
ness of us, his Majesty's subjects, the strength of the Indians, 
and at this time their great preparations to do some affront 
upon us, and the evil example which it gives unto others, and 
having no subordinate general government, under your Honours, 
in this land, to restrain such misdemeanours, causeth us to be 
troublesome to your Lordships, to send this party unto you for 
remedy and redress hereof : And not only in respect to this 
particular delinquent, but of the fishing ships, who make it too 
ordinary a practice, with whom we have neither authority nor 
ability to deal, and who are more encouraged when the planters 
themselves are so licentious herein ; and therefore most humbly 
pray your Lordships, to take into your honourable considera- 
tions that some speedy course and remedy may be taken herein ; 
otherwise we shall be forced to quit the country, to our great 
grief, and dishonour to our nation ; for we shall be beaten with 

* And his consorts were dispersed. 



Governor Bradford 's Letter Hook. 209 

our own arms if we abide : And that which further presseth 
us thus to send this party, is the fear we have of the growing 
of him and his consorts to that strength and height, by the 
access of loose persons, his house be a receptacle for such, as 
we should not be able to restrain his inordinariness when we 
would, they living without all fear of God or common honesty ; 
some of them abusing the Indian women most filthily, as it is 
notorious : And for further satisfaction of your Lordships we 
have sent some particular testifications which we aver upon 
the faith of christians to be true : And likewise this bearer, 
Mr. John Oldham, who can give your Honours further infor- 
mation upon his oath, if need so require whom we have sent 
with the prisoner, and to attend your Lordships pleasures : 
And thus most humbly beseeching your Lordships and Hon- 
ours to make a favourable construction of our honest intend- 
ments herein, of our loyalty and respective service to his 
Majesty, and our care for the common good of this country, 
thus we cease, and most humbly commend your Lordships and 
honours to the protection of the highest. 

Your Lordships most humble, &c. 

Jane 9, Anno 1628. 

This letter was subscribed by some of the chief of every 
plantation ; but I have not their names to the copy, and there- 
fore omit them ; yet they may in part be seen by that which 
was at the same time underwritten (in another paper) towards 
the charge, as followeth ; though it cost us a great deal more, 
and yet to little effect, as the event sheweth. 

From Plymouth, 

From Naumkeak, 

From Pascataquack, 

From Mr. Jeffrey and Mr. Burslem, 

From Natascot, 

From Mrs. Thomson, 

From Mr. Blackston, 

From Edward Hilton, 



& 


s. 


2 


10 


I 


10 


2 


10 


2 




I 


10 




15 




12 


I 





We wrote this following, likewise, to Sir Ferdinando Gorges. 

Honourable Sir, 

AS you have ever been, not only a favourer, but also a 
most special beginner and furtherer of the good of this country, 
to your great cost and no less honour, we whose names are 



210 Governor Bradford's Letter Book. 

underwritten, being some of every plantation, in the land, de- 
puted for the rest, do humbly crave your worship's help and 
best assistance, in the speedy (if not too late) redress of our 
almost desperate state and condition in this place, expecting 
daily to be overrun and spoiled by the Savages, who are already 
abundantly furnished with pieces, powder and shot, swords, 
rapers and Jeijlings ; all which arms and munition is this year 
plentifully and publickly sold unto them, by our own country- 
men ; who, under the pretence of fishing, come a trading 
amongst them ; yea, one of them (as your worships may further 
understand by our particular informations) hath for his part 
sold twenty or twenty-one pieces, and one hundred weight of 
powder, by which you may conceive of the rest ; for we hear 
the savages have above sixty pieces amongst them, besides 
other arms ; in a word there is now almost nothing vendible 
amongst them, but such munition, so they have spoiled the 
trade, in all other things ; and as vice is always fruitful ; so from 
the greedy covetousness of the fishermen, and their evil ex- 
ample, the like hath began to grow amongst some, who pretend 
themselves to be planters, though indeed they intend nothing 
less, but to take opportunity of the time, and provide them- 
selves and begone, and leave others to quench the fire which 
they have kindled ; of which number Mr. Thomas Morton is 
one, being of late a dweller in the Massachusetts bay, and the 
head of a turbulent and seditious crew, which he had gathered 
unto him, who, dwelling in the midst of us, hath set up the 
like practice in these parts, and hath sold sundry pieces to 
the natives, who can use them with great dexterity, excelling 
our English therein, and have been vaunting with them, at 
Sowams, Narragansett and many other places, so as they are 
spread both north and south, all the land over, to the great 
peril of all our lives : In the beginning of this mischief we 
sought friendly to dissuade him from it ; but he scorned us 
therein and prosecuted it the more ; so as we were constrained 
for the safety of ourselves, our wives and innocent children, 
to apprehend him by force (though with some peril) and now 
have sent him to the council of New England to receive accord- 
ing to his demerits, and be disposed of as their Honours shall 
think fit, for the preventing of further mischief, the safety of 
our lives, and the terror of all other delinquents in the same 
kind : Now our hope and humble request is, that your worship, 
and those honourable of his Majesty's council for New England, 
will commiserate our case, tender our lives and pity our infants : 
and consider the great charges and expenses, that we, and our 



Governor Bradford's Letter Book. 211 

assistants and associates have been at, besides all the miseries 
and hardships, that we have broken through in these beginnings 
which have hitherto happily succeeded, for the planting of this 
country, which is hopeful, if it be cherished and protected 
against the cankered covetousness of these licentious men ; if 
not, we must return and quit the country : Wherefore we be- 
seech your Worship to afford us your favourable assistance and 
direction in bringing this man to his answer, before those whom 
it may concern ; and to credit our true informations, sent by 
this bearer, lest by his audacious and coloured pretences, he 
deceive you, which know not things as we do ; as likewise that 
such fishermen, may be called to account, for their great abuses 
offered this year and the last, as many as have been known to 
offend in this case ; and that your worship for the time to come 
would be a means, in what you may that we may be strength- 
ened with some authority, or good order amongst ourselves, for 
the redressing of the like abuses which may arise amongst us, 
till some general government be established in the land : Thus 
in hopeful assurance that your worship will make a favourable 
construction of these our honest intendments and humble 
requests, we commend you to the protection of the highest and 
rest 

June 9, Anno 1628. At your service, &c. 

I now will come to the year 1629. 

THIS year we had divers of our friends of Leyden come 
to us, as had long been desired, both of them and us, and by 
the good providence of God end the willing mindedness of our 
friends, was now in part effected, as will appear by this letter 
following. 
To my worthy and well beloved friend, Mr. William Bradford, 

&c. 

MOST loving and most respected Sir, having but two days 
past parted fom my dear and only daughter, by reason whereof 
nature forceth me to be full of grief and heaviness (though 
otherwise, I bless God, I have cause to rejoice) be entreated 
therefore, to accept these few lines : First I acknowledge my- 
self much engaged unto you for your love and care over my 
kinsman ; be entreated to enlarge my score, by the continuance 
thereof; and as you for your particular have occasion, make 
use of me, and I hope the' Lord will direct my heart not to be 
unthankful, nor unmindful of your love. Here are now many 
of your friends from Leyden coming over, which though for 
the most part, they be but a weak company, yet herein is a 



212 Governor Bradford's Letter Book. 

good part of that end obtained which was first aimed at, and 
which hath been so strongly opposed by some of our former 
adventurers ; but God hath his working in these things, which 
man cannot frustrate : With them also we have sent some 
servants, or in the ship that went lately (I think called the 
Talbot) and this, that these come in, is the May-flower. Now 
Mr. Andrews, Mr. Beauchamp, and myself, are with your love 
and liking, joined partners with you ; the like is Mr. Collier, 
Mr. Thomas and Mr. Hatherly, but they no doubt will write 
unto you ; but Mr. Andrews, and Mr. Beauchamp rely wholly 
on me ; they are such as Mr. Hatherly could take up, for whose 
care and pains you and we, are much beholden unto him ; we 
have disbursed the charges of setting them out and transporting 
them over, and what allowance or agreement, you and your 
assistants, please to make with us, we will accept of ; nay if 
you think mete we should make them up two a piece, because 
our persons are absent, we will consent to what you do, and, 
upon your letter and answer, make good what we are too short, 
or what you desire herein ; Mr. Hatherly hath bound them, 
some upon one condition and some upon another, as they could 
agree. I doubt not but beaver will continue a good price still, 
as 15 or 16 shillings per pound ; it is daily more and more worn 
here ; besides we have now peace with France, so as now- much 
will be carried thither ; and there is some likelihood for a peace 
with Spain, I pray God it may be for our good, which is much 
to be feared : Thus not being fit, to write at this time, I shall 
cease with my love, and my wife's, most kindly remembered 
to you and yours, &c. 

Your loving friend to command, 

JAMES SHIRLEY. 

THESE persons were in all thirty-five, which came at this 
time unto us from Leyden, whose charge out of Holland into 
England and in England till the ship was ready, and then their 
transportation hither, came to a great deal of money ; for be- 
sides victuals and other expenses they were all newly appareled, 
for there was bought for them 

Of Kersey, and other cloth, 125 yards. 

Of Linnen Cloth 127 ells. 

Of Shoes, 66 pair. 

Besides hats and other necessaries needful for them ; and after 
their coming here, it was 16 months before they could reap 
any harvest, all which time they were kept at our charge which 
was not small : As the Lord sent these unto us, both to their 



Governor Bradford's Letter Book. 213 

and our comfort, so at the same time he sent many other godly 
persons into the land, as the beginning of a plentiful harvest, 
as will appear more fully hereafter: So as the delay of our 
friends was now recompensed with a large increase, to the 
honour of God and joy of all good men ; these began to pitch 
at Naumkeak, since called by them Salem, to which place was 
come in the latter end of summer before, a worthy gentler.,:.: 1, 
Mr. John Endicott by name, and some others with him, to 
make some preparation for the rest ; to whom (by some that 
came hither from thence) I had occasion to write unto him, 
though unknown by face, or any other way, but as I had heard 
of his worth, from whom I received this letter following:. 
To the worshipful a?id my right worthy friend William Brad- 
ford, Esq. Governour of New Plymouth, these, 
Right Worthy Sir, 

IT is a thing not usual, that servants to one master and of 
the same household should be strangers ; I assure you I desire 
it not, nay to speak more plainly, I cannot be so to you : God's 
people are all marked with one and the same mark, and sealed 
with one and the same seal, and have, for the main, one and 
the same heart, guided by one and the same spirit of truth ; 
and where this is there can be no discord, nay, here must needs 
be sweet harmony ; and the same request (with you) I make 
unto the Lord, that we may, as christian brethren, be united 
by an heavenly and unfeigned love, bending all our hearts and 
forces in furthering a work beyond our strengh with reverence 
and fear, fastening our eyes always on him that only is able to 
direct and prosper all our ways. I acknowledge myself much 
bound to you, for your kind love and care, in sending Mr. 
Fuller amongst us, and rejoice much that I am by him satisfied, 
touching your judgments, of the outward form of God's wor- 
ship ; it is (as far as I can yet gather) no other than is war- 
ranted by the evidence of truth, and the same which I have 
professed and maintained, ever since the Lord in mercy revealed 
himself unto me, being far differing from the common report 
that hath been spread of you touching that particular ; but 
God's children must not look for less here below, and it is the 
great mercy of God that he strengthens them, to go through 
with it. I shall not need at this time to be tedious unto you, 
for, God willing, I purpose to see your face shortly : In the 
mean time I humbly take my leave of you, committing you to 
the Lord's blessed protection, and rest, 

«• Your assured loving friend and servant, 

JOHN ENDICOTT. 
Naumkeak, May 1 1, Anno 1629. 



214 Governor Bradford's Letter Book. 

NOW shortly after the writing of this letter came these 
people before mentioned, and quickly grew into church order, 
and set themselves roundly to walk in all the ways of God, as 
will appear by this letter following. 
To tlie Worshipful, his worthy, aud much respected friend, Mr. 

Bradford, Govcmour of Plymouth these, 

MOST worthy and much respected friend, Mr. Bradford ; 
I with my wife, remember our service unto you and yours, 
thanking you most humbly for your great kindness, when we 
were at Plymouth with you : Sir, I make bold to trouble you 
with a few lines, for to certify you, how it hath pleased God 
to deal with us, since you heard from us ; how, notwithstanding 
all opposition, that hath been here and elsewhere, it hath 
pleased God to lay a foundation, the which I hope is agreeable 
to his word, in every thing : The 20th of July, it pleased God 
to move the heart of our Governour, to set it apart, for a sol- 
emn day of humiliation for the choice of a pastor and teacher ; 
the former part of the day being spent in praise and teach- 
ing; the latter part was spent about the election, which was 
after this manner ; the persons thought on (who had been min- 
isters in England) were demanded concerning their callings; 
they acknowledged there was a two-fold calling, the one and 
inward calling, when the Lord moved the heart of a man to 
take that calling upon him, and fitted him with gifts for the 
same ; the second (the outward calling) was from the people, 
when a company of believers are joined together in covenant, 
to walk together in all the ways of God, every member (being 
men) are to have a free voice in the choice of their officers, &c. 
Now we being persuaded that these two were so qualified, as 
the apostle speaks of to Timothy, where he saith a bishop must 
be blameless, sober, apt to teach, &c. I think I may say as the 
eunuch said unto Philip, what should let him from being bap- 
tised, seeing there was water, and he believed ; so these two 
servants of God clearing all things by their answers (and being 
thus fitted) we saw no reason but that we might freely give 
our voices for their election after this trial : Their choice was 
after this manner, every fit member wrote, in a note, his name 
whom the Lord moved him to think was fit for a pastor, and 
so likewise, whom they would have for teacher; so the most 
voice was for Mr. Skelton to be pastor, and Mr. Higginson to 
be teacher ; and they accepting the choice, Mr. Higginson, with 
three or four more of the gravest members of the church, laid 
their hands on Mr. Skelton, using prayers therewith. This 
being done, then there was imposition of hands on Mr. Higgin- 



Records of the First Parish in Brewster, 215 

son : Then there was proceeding in election of elders and 
deacons, but they were only named, and laying on of hands 
deferred, to see it it pleased God to send us more able men 
over; but since Thursday, being (as I take it the 5th of August) 
is appointed for another solemn day of humiliation, for the full 
choice of elders and deacons and ordaining them ; now, good 
Sir, I hope, that you and the rest of God's people (who are 
acquainted with the ways of God) with you, will say that here 
was a right foundation laid, and that these two blessed servants 
of the Lord came in at the door, and not at the window : And 
thus I have made bold to trouble you with these few lines, 
desiring you to remember us to Mr. Brewster, Mr. Smith, Mr. 
Fuller, and the rest of the church ; so I rest, at your service 
in what I may till death, 

CHARLES GOTT. 
Salem, July 30, Anno 1629. 

{To be cofttinued.) 



RECORDS OF THE FIRST PARISH IN BREWSTER, 

FORMERLY THE FIRST PARISH IN 

HARWICH, MASS. 

{Continued from page rj}6.) 

[p. 34] The men in full comunion w th ys Chh, now on Apr : 26 . 
1729 . are 39 . y e women about double. 

Thomas Crosbie of John, his James Baptized on Apr : 27 . 1729. 

Judah Berries Priscilla baptized on May 4 . 1729. 

Seth Bangs s Solomon baptized on June 1 . 1729. 

Sam 11 Hopkins s Nathan baptized on June 22 . 1729. 

Nath 11 Clarks John Heman Stones Mehittabell & John Bakers Enoch ; 
all Baptized on June 29 . 1729. 

Joseph Hopkinss Prince & Jabez Snowes Sarah baptized on July 13 . 
1729. 

[Ben]jamin Freemans John baptized [on] Aug 13 . 1729. 

\_wor?i~\\\\i2i Hynkleys Son Joshua [bjaptized on Aug : 24 . 1729. 

On the Same Day M[e]rcy Smith, a member in full comunion, 
having b[e]en overtaken once and again by [str]ong drink, 
and used bad [p. 35] language, made a publick confession of 
her Sins, with expressions of repentance therfor . wherupon the 
Chh voted her restoration to full comunion, on condition of 
h[er] having continued first for \woni\ quarter of a year free 
from anything appearing against her of a Scandalus nature, and 
exercising a conversation agreable to y e gospell. 



216 Records of the First Paris Ji in Brewster, 

Sam 11 Crosbies Levi baptized on Aug : 31 . 1729. 

Thomas Hopkins's Sarah baptized on Sept : 28 . 1729. 

Jeremy Bakers Wife admited on Oct : 5 . 1729. 

Daved Paddock as allso Thomas Winslows Wife admited on Oct 126. 
1729: 

Their Thomas & Edward . baptized on Nov : 2 . 1729. 

Jeremia Bakers Thomas Baptized on Nov : 9 . 1729. 

Jonathan Bangs s Daughter Elizabeth [p. 36] made her publick 

acknowledgment, with expressions of repentance, and was accord- 
ingly forgiven and accepted by y e chh on Dec : 21 . 1729. 

On Jan : 24 . 1729/30 . a vote was [pjassed by y e bretheren respecting 
an adult child of y e chh. y t they were not apprahensive y* She 
had done any thing respacting her late marriage. y 1 was of a 
Scandalus nature ; so w l she had done was not to be animad- 
verted on by y e chh. This vote they passed, tho it was openly 
evident (1) y l She was not published in Town according to law. 
(2) y* She went out of y e County to Boston to be married (3) y* 
she ran away with y e man in the night unknown to her Parents. 
(4) that her Parents, by their cou[n]tenances and expressions 
Seemed greatly grieved at w rt She had done. (5) y* one of them, 
when the sin was publickly taken notice of from Exod : 20 . 12 . 
was so overwhelm d at w* her child had done, y* she was not able 
for some time : after y e publick worship was over, to [p. 37] goe 
out of the Meeting house ; for she owned to y e Pastor she did 
not except against w* was delivered. 

After y e Chh had past y e above mentioned vote, they were told y* 
they had prevented a publick process respecting that Person, yet 
on supposition of another instance of this kind, they ought to be 
more thoughtful! & ponderus then now they seemed to have been 
respecting w* they had voted. 

Eodem Die, John Mayos Mary was Baptized. 

Feb : 22 . 1729 . Thomas Winslows Bethia was baptized. 

Hatsull Freemans Betty (as the mother named it) baptized on March 
15 . 1729. 

John Snowes Jonathan baptized on March 29 . 1729. 

John Whings Daved, and Joshua Bangs's Mehittabel baptized on Apr : 
12 . 1730. 

Jabez Luis's Jabez baptized on June 28 . 1730. 

Jonathan Seers s Mary, and Joshua Seers s Isaac baptized on July 12- 

i73°- 

[p. 38] Ebezezer Nicorsons Mary baptized on July 19 . 1730. 

John Riders Hanna, eodem tempore. 

On Aug : 2 . 1730 . at y e conclusion of y* ordinance of y € Lords sup- 
per; having given to y e chh y e reasons why I spake to y m . 
and at y r time, and not to y e Congregation, I minded y m of their 
duty to suppress y e prophane Routs of children and youth, be- 
tween meetings, in y e place of worship, observing to y rn y 1 y* 



Records of the First Parish in Brewster. 2iy 

generality of families y* attended publick worship with us, were 
as to both or one parent at least ; of y e Chh ; told y m of the evill 
practice of a noise in y e streets going from publick worship, y e 
like to which in populus Boston it 'self I never observed ; laid 
before y m their duty (as being numerus, and so capable of it) to 
unite together for y e choice of such select men (if Such could be 
had) as would take care to have such persons to keep publick 
houses ; as would [p. 39] be conscienciously carefull to keep good 
orders for y e Suppression of the ruining Sin of excessive drinking. 
And then added y 1 I had little expectation of any good coming 
by w* I had said to them ; and y l I should not have said w* I did 
were it not y l an Infinite Person whome I knew to be then pres- 
ant had comanded me to warn my pp, and to doe it whether they 
would heir or whether they would forbear, yea tho they should 
be rebellious ; and y t if I did not warn y m it should bear this 
penalty y* he would require their blood and y e blood of their 
children at my hand. 

Sam 11 Bangs jun : his Wife admited on Sept : 13 . 1730. 

Sam 11 Snowes Widow admited on Sept : 20 . 1730. 

Widow of Sam 11 Snowes Hanna and Daved Paddacks Mary, both 
Baptized on Sept 127. 1730. 

Kenelm Winslows Wife admited to full comunion Sept . 27 . 1730. 

Marcy Snow of Lieutenant admited, and Kanelm Winslowes Zerujah, 
Kanelm and John Baptized on Oct : 11 . 1730. 

[Pages 40 and 41 are blank,] 

[p. 42] Thomas Hinkley & his wife, having made a publick ac- 
knowledgment were accepted by y e Chh in to y e arms of 

their charity on Oct : 18 . 1730. 

Thomas Crosby of Simons Hope baptized on Dec : 6 . 1730. 
Eleazer Crosbies Eunice baptized on Jan : 3 . 1730. 
Heman Stone's Mehittabel baptized on Jan : 17 . 1730. 

[p. 43] Kenelm Winslows Isaac & Thomas Winslows Bethia bap- 
tized on Feb : 14 . 1730. 

Gershom Phinies Sarahi, & John Flechers Elizabath baptized on 
March 21 . 1 730/1. 

John King jun : his Wife admited on March 28 . 17.31. 

Joseph Mayos Elizabeth baptized on Apr : 4 . 1731. 

Sam 11 Hopkins's Huldah baptized on Apr : 18 . 1731. 

Jabez Snowes Mehittabel paptized on Apr : 25 . 1731. 

Joshua Hinklys Josiah Baptized on May 9 . 1731. 

Nath 11 Clarks, Isaac and Thomas Crosbies Martha and John Kings 
Isaac, all paptized on May 16 . 173 1. 

Joshua Freemans Joshua baptized on May 23 . 1731. 

Watson Freemans Isaac, & Seth Bangs's Elijah Baptized on June 6 . 



2i8 Records of the First Paris It in Brewster, 

[Page 44, blank.] 

[p. 45] July 4 . 1 73 1 . M r Foster was, chosen by y e Chh to y e office of 
a Deacon, after Deacon Crosbies death, and the choice was con- 
firmed by me. 

Joseph Hopkins s Prince, & Sam 11 Bangs jun : his Melatiah Baptized 
on July 12 : 1731. 

John Makers Daved Jonathan Seers s Sarah Ebenezer Kings Pris- 
cilla all baptized on Aug : 1 . 1731. 

Jonathan Cobs Elkanah baptized on Aug : 8 . 1731. 

John Dillingham jun : his Wife owned y e covenant, and had her 
Child Desire baptized on Aug : 29 . 1731. 

Thomas Hepkins s Jonathan baptized on Sept : 28 . 1731. 

Jonathn Halls Wife admitd Oct : 10 . 1731. 

Oct : 17 . 1 73 1 • My Neighbour G. Weeks, a member of my chh, 
the last year undertook [p. 46] to be a Preacher to y e Indians 
without ever saying a word to his pastor about it, or any other, so 
farr as appeas, except some of the Indians . being blamd by me 
for his precipitancy and rashness ; he pretend repentance ; and 
yet, of late, without taking any notice of his Pastor he sets up for 
a Preacher to a part of my Chh and Congration ; yea tho I ex- 
pressly advised him, as his pastor, by a note I sent him, not to 
presume on doing of it. Certainly neither he nor they that 
unite with him in this evill way can have any ground to expect 
a blessing. Yea has he not herby exposed himself to publick 
Censure ? 

If we Consider [p. 47] 1. he has no more, if so much as barly 
comon education. 

2. y* y e making of ministers of y e lowest of y e pp is in Scripture 

disallowed, as being a raproach to y* Sacred office, 2 Kings 17 . 
32 . yet he being evidently Such' an one, has thrust himself into 
y e ministry. 

3. the comission in Mat: 28 . 19 .cannot be given to pp in comon, 

but to some distinguishingly qualified persons, as is there 
evident . accordingly, for persons, on conceit of their own fitness. 
or with y e Concurrence of a few private Christians only, to Set 
up for preachers, must needs be inexcusable presumption. 

4. for one of y e members of my chh to take upon him, without 

my leave, yea against my declared mind, to preach to a pp 
of' whom I have y e pastorall charge, as this man has done, is (1) 
expresly cross to [p. 48] that comand in Heb : 13 . 17. (2) its 
a violation of his covenant ingagment when received into our chh. 
which obliges him to submit to y e government &c : (3) it tends 
to absolute confusion in all our instituted chhs ; for, if he may 
take one part of my Flock to preach to ; another may as well take 
another, and another a third ; and w l then becomes of y e Pas- 
torall office into which, y e Ministers are in a publick & solemn 
manner brought ? Yea where is any flock for them to lead, if 



Records of the First Parish in Brewster, 219 

others may act according to this mans disorderly and aspiring 
humour, and practice! 
But be it noted, y l tho he was invited, and did accept to preach to a 
part of my Congregation, and, as I was told, actually did it ; yet 
on receiving my Note, he Since tells me he did then forbear . 
and whether he did it Since, at another House, as is Said I doe 
not yet learn. 

[p. 49] Benjamin Freemans Mehittabel baptized on Novem : 7 . 1731. 

David Paddacks Sarah baptized on Nov : 21 : 1731. 

John Snowes Abigail baptized on Nov : 28 . 173 1. 

Chillings th Fosters jun : his Wife admited on Jan : 2 . 173 1/2 

Eleazer Crosbyes Eunice baptized on Jan : 9 . 1731/2. 

Thomas Winslow admited on Jan : 16 . 173 1/2. 

M rs Mercy Lord (now Taylor) dismissed to y e West chh in Yarmouth 
about this time. 

Judah Berries Sarah baptized on March 5 . 173 1/2. 

Stephen Hopkins jun: and his W T ife made a publick ac- 
knowledgment, with expressions of repentance, and were again 
received into y e armes of y* Chhs charity on March 12 . 173 1/2. 

Jonathan Cob admited on March 19 . 173 1/2. 

[p. 50] Jonathan . Cob . Kanellm Winslowes Isaac and John Dilling- 

hams Susanna, all baptized, March 26 . 1732. 
John Riders Ann ; & : Edward Bangs's Elkana baptized on Apr : 2 . 

1732. 

Jonathan Lincolns Benjamin, & Sam 11 Crosbies Increase, both Bap- 
tized on Apr : 23 . 1732. 

Nath 11 Snow and John Marick with his Wife owned y e covenant at 
y e Same time. 

Nath 11 Snow'es Patience & John Maricks John baptized also at y e 
above Date. 

Thomas Youngs Wife owned the Covenant and had her Son Moses 
baptized on May 14 . 1732. 

Jonathan Halls Gershom baptized on May 21 . 1732. 

Hatsull Freemans Hatsull baptized on June 4 . 1732. 

[p. 51] Benjamin Hopkins s Wife having fallen more then once into 
y* sin of excessivive drinking, made confession of it, and ex- 
pressed her repentance for it publickly ; wherupon the chh voted 
her readmission to comunion in Speciall ordinances, on condi- 
tion of a good conversation for one quarter of a year from this 
Date of July 9 . 1732. 

John Kings Malatia baptized on July 23 . 1732. 

Jonathan Seers's Prince baptized on July 30 . 1732. 

Kanelm Winslow admited on Aug : 6 . 1732. 

Thomas Clark jun : admited John Wings Daved as also Ebenezer 
Nicorsons Elizabeth baptized on Aug : 13 . 1732 



220 The Diary of Jabcz Fitch, Jr. 

Thomas Clarks Ebenczer, Sarah & Thankfull baptized, Aug : 27 , 

Thomas Hinklies wife owned y e Covenant, and had her Chil [p. 52] 

dren, Seth and Thomas baptized on Sept : 24 . 1732. 
Heman Stones Edward baptized on Nov : 5 . 1732. 
Thorns Clarks Elizabeth baptized on Dec 131. 1732. 
Nath 11 Crosbies Xath !i &: Thomas Winslows Isaac baptized on Jan : 

.27 • nz 2 /3- 

Daniel Crosby admited and Daved Paddacks Mercy, and also John 
Maricks Desire baptized on March 4 . 1732/3. 

Daniel Crosbies Jesse baptized on March 18 . 1732/3. 

Joseph Griffiths Wife admited; & Joseph Mayos Isaac and Eliza- 
beth baptized on Apr : 1 . 1733. 

Joshua Seers s Phebe baptized on Apr : 8 . 1733. 

Thomas Crosbies Peter and Seth Bangs s Sam 11 baptized on Apr . 15 . 

1733- 
Ensign Joseph Freeman admited on Apr : 22 . 1733. 
Joshua Marick admited . and Joseph Griffiths Thankfull baptized on 

Apr: 29 . 1733. 

( To be continued) 



THE DIARY OF JABEZ FITCH, JR. 

{Continued from page j6.) 

Fort-Edward Aug 1 27 th 1757 In y e Morning I Rec d a 
Letter From Father Dated y e 10 th Instant — This Day- there 
was a Number of Teems Sent to y e Lake with a Larg Guard 
for Lime — In y e Afternoon I Found that Lieu 1 Fitch was 
Going to Connecticut then I Wrote a Larg Letter to Brother 
Elisha &c : — 

Sunday y e 2S th I Hered the Eldest Boston Chaplen From 
From Proverbs 19 th 16 th &c : This Day Lieu 1 Fitch Set out for 
Connecticutt — About Noon our Party Returnd from y e Lake 
But Bring No News Uncomon — This Day Lothrop & Pum- 
mery Came Here from Albony — y e Rev d M r Fummery Came 
Here &c . . 

y e 29 th Gen 11 Lyman with A Number of His Reg 1 went To 
Hunting — at Night I went on y e Piq 1 on y e Right Lieu 1 Miller 
of y e Independants was our Officer Officer Serj 1 Walks of y e 
35 th was with Us who Had Lately Arrivd from Recrutemg — ■ 
This Night I Heard y e Sorrowful! News of y e Death of My 
Late Friend John Bennet of y e 35 th Reg 1 who Died Som Days 



The Diary of Jabez Fitcli, Jr. 221 

Before at y e Hospital on y e Island &c. We Kept Out a Patrol- 
ing Party Constantly from 9 oClok till Gunfiring in y e Morning 
I Had Two Turns out My Self — y e First time I was out I 
Hered a Remarkable Singing in one Ear which I Thought 
Proper of my Notice 

y e Cap 1 of y e Piq 1 went y e Grand Rounds But once y e 
Night — 

y e 30 th In y e Morning y e Officer orderd Several of y e Men 
Extraordinary Duty for Absenting y e Guard &c — we Se Sev- 
eral Prisoners Brought to y e Gen 11 Cort Mareschall To be Tried 
for their Lives &c. — This Day Cap 1 Putnams Scout Came in 
But Made No Discovery Extraordinary 

About Half an Hour Before Sunset I was Walking on y e 
Bank By y e Fasheans Thinking Vary Seriously On y e Present 
Circumstapces of our Nation & Country when I Stopd at Once 
& Lokd on y e Sun which I Observd Shined Vary Dim By 
Reason of a Thick Smoaky Air y e Shape of it was Just Fairly 
To Be Seen But y e Sharp Reflections Taken off So as Not 
to Dasel y e Eyesight at all — and as I Stood Thus Being In 
No Sudden Surprize I Se A little North of y e Sun — An Ap- 
pearance in y e Air of Somthing Vary Sharp & Quick in 
Motion Forming in Several Different & Confused Shapes — 
Som Seemd to Appear Like Cirls of Smoak Proceeding from 
y e Fire of Cannon or Som Great Fire . & in them Shapes of 
Horses & Diferent Parts of Horses Seeming to Be in y e Most 
Swift & Furious Motions — Other Parts of it Seemd to Appear 
More Like Flashes of Fire at a Vast Distance — at Som times 
it appeard as I Have Seen y e Representation of Som Furious 
Ingagement in which there was Troops of Hors Vary Lively 
and Curiously Drawn in Paint — Indeed y e whol of it Appeard 
y e Most Like this of any thing I Can Compair it Too — only 
it Seemd to Be in a Constant & Confused Motion y e Whol 
time that it appeard — Which I judgd to Be y e Spais of 2 
Minuits — It Seemd to Appear Vary Bright & Furious at First 
& Continued So Near Half y e Spais it Appeared — Then it 
was More Unstady and at Last Disappeard Not Moving From 
y e Plais it First Appeard 

This I Se Not Being in y e Least Surprize But My Minde 
as Calm & well Setled I Think as Ever it was — y e weather 
Seemd to Be Somthing Dull & Havy & y e Sun Not So Bright 
as to Dasel the Eyesight in y e Least — So that I Think It 
Must Neads Be Som thing More than Common y* I Se — 
Therefor I think it worthy to Be Taken Notice off — 

at Night our Piq* was Rel d as Usual — 



222 Tke Diary of Jabes Fitdi % Jr. 

y e 31 st In y e Morning M r Pummery Prayd with Us y c i« 
Psalm was Sung — After y e Guards was Ref d I Went over on 
y e Green & wrote Som of y e Foregoing Pages &c : — at Night 
ye 23rd Psalm was Sung &c : — This Day I went into y e Fort 
and Took a Gen 11 Vieu of y e work that is Lately Don & Se y e 
old Buildings a Puling Down &c. — 

Thursday September y e I st 1757 In y e Morning . Orders 
Com out that M r Welch was Made Ens n in Gen 11 Lymans Com- 
pany — At Night I went onto y e Piq* again on y e Right with 
Lieu* Holland of y e Indipend* Companys — Serj 1 Large of y e 
35 th Reg 1 was with Us — This Night ther was a Serj* Corp 1 & 
18 Men Kept out on y e Patrole all Night I was out 2 Hours &c : 

y e 2 nd I Slept Most of y e Fore part of y e Day & y e Latter 
Part I Spent Discorsing with Serj* Large about Recruting — 
He Sewd Me Several of His Recrutes At Night we was Rel d as 
Usual — in y e Evening there was a Smart Thunder Shower But 
A Comfortable Night to Sleep in &c. — 

y e 3 rd Orders Came out That 2 Men were to be Executed 
on Monday Next & Several Others to be Sevearly Punished — 
as May Be Seen in y e Orderly Book &c : — 

Sunday y e 4 th was a Cloudy Cold Day &c : This Day Sev- 
eral of our People Came in that Ran away from y e French at 
Ticondaroga one or Two French Men also Came in — Toard 
Night there was one Wix of y e Massachusetts Reg 1 Fell Down 
Dead as He was Walking along on y e Plain without y e Lines 

This Night I Mounted y e Piq* Again on y e Left with a 
Capt : of y e Royal Amaricans — the Weather was Extream 
Cold which Made y e Night Tedious — 

Monday y e 5 th Instant was A Vary Pleasent Morning — 
At 8 oClok Corp 11 Dorman & Ldallen Rice were Shot For 
Desertion — I was Not at this Execution By Reason of Being 
on y e Piq 1 But I Was Informd By Some that were Present 
that Dorman Died a Profest Roman Catherlick — & Rice A 
Protestant &c : — 

This Guard I Got Acquainted with one Serj* Bacer of y e 
Royal Amaricans and Had Much Discorce with Him &c Three 
of our Men Came In that were Taken at Fort W m Henry they 
Deserted from Ticondaroga — At Night we was Relicvd as 

Usual — 

ye 5th j n ye Morning Lieut : Stoton Gave Us Som New 
Directions He Being Appointed Lanchd Adjutant &c : In y e 
Afternoon I went Down To y e Brickils to Carry Hopkins S< »m 
Dinner — as I was Coming Back I Se a Number of our officers 
Playing Ball 



The Diary of Jabez Fit eh, Jr. 223 

ye 7th 1 Went with y e Working Party into y e Fort — this 

Day we Dug Most of y e Seller y e South Side of v e Fort &c : 
M r Gorden Gave Me a Cursing for Not Driving y e Men Under 
Me Harder &c : — at Night Corp 1 Andrus Came Up from 
Saratog with y e Rest of our Men 

y e 8 th The Annuel of S r \Y m Johnsons Ingagement — 
Nothing Extreordinary Hapned — at Night I was at a Tent in 
Capt : Gallups Company & Hered a Fiddle Some time in y e 
Evening &c . . 

ye ^th Was a Rainy Day a Party Came in Here from N° 
Four and Bring News that Col : Whiting with that Part of our 
Reg* was Coming to Join Us — 

About this Time there is A Vary Great Talk about A 
Number of y e Regular Troops Coming Here &c : — 

This Day also Our Post Arrivd from Connecticut — I Rec d 
a Letter from Father Dated Aug 1 22 nd &c. 

Sept r 9 th 1757 

Saterday September 10 th 1757 I Went with y e Working 
Party into y e Fort — we Got y e Sils into y e Seller & Raisd y e 
Fraim We Pleasd M r Gorden Considrable well. He Cursd 
Us as Little as we Could Any way Expect 

Sunday y e 11 th In y e Morning M r Pummery Prayd at y e 
Head of our Reg 1 — This Day 1 Heard Him Preach From 
Exodus 32 nd 10 th — The 130 th Psalm was Sung &c. 

y e 12 th In y e Morning y e Serj ts And Cofp ls of our Reg 1 
were Exercised By Ens n W T elch as Formerly — In y e Afternoon 
I Se A Number of y e Royal Amarican Officers Playing W T icket 
In y e Evening We Had Much Sport Hereing Serj 1 Comstock 
Discorce &c. 

y e 1 3 th Serj 1 Comstock went to Saratoge — We Had a Sad 
Diference in y e Tent Conserning Benj n Hopkins &c — Orders 
Came out for Capt : Jefferys Rangers to Join their Respective 
Companys — this Night I went Onto y e Piq 1 On y e Right of 
y e Camp with Lieu 1 Monroe of y e Royal Amaricans a Scotch- 
man Serj 1 Warren of y e 35 th Reg 1 was with us Who Pleasd Me 
for Discorce Extreamly well — This Night I Got No Sleep only 
what I Got on y e Carrage of a Cannon &c — 

y e 14 th was a Vary warm Day — I Had Much Discorce with 
Serj 1 Warren this Day &c. At Night we were Rel d as Usual — 
then I Hered that Serj 1 Pike was Broak — 

y e 15 th In y e Morning I Went Down to y e Brook in y e 
Swomp & Had a Gen 11 Wash of all my Linen . Pride was Cook- 
ing with Me — This Day there was a Number of Serj ts of our 
Reg 1 Confind for Making Fals Returns I Understand &c. At 



224 The Diary of Jabes Fitc/i, Jr. 

Night I Heard that there was A Number of Men on their 
March betwend Here & Albony I Was at Serj 1 Giles's Tent 
& Had Considrable Discorce with Him & His Tent Mates — 

ye j^th t u v e Morning 1 went Down Into y e Swomp with 
Walbridge & Pride to Cooking when we Had Considrable 
Laugh about Past Affairs at Home — Then I was Sent with 
Corp 1 Walbridge & 12 Men to Guard Gen 11 Lyman M r Mont- 
rozoer y e Inginear & M r Lesley Over y e River to \ T ieu the 
Ground where they Had Talk of Building a Fort . we Got 
Back about 1 oClok Soon After y 1 we Mov d over to y e Island 
with our Tents and Badgeg — 

y-e 17th j n ye Morning I went over to y e Camp to Carry 
Pride Some Victles — then I went to Se y e Plai where our 
Camp was & Found it all Cleard off Smooth & a Large Beau- 
tifull Yacensy Left within the Lines &c. This Day Gen :: 
Ferbus's & Gen 11 Blakeney's Reg ts Came In & Pitchd within 
y e Lines &c. About Sun Set Serj 1 Giles & I went over & Took 
a Vieu of y e Camp . This Night was y e First of y e Piq* Being 
Mounted without y e Provensials — 

Sunday y e 18 th I W 7 ent on y e Covering Party at y e Brickils 
Had a Vary Passable Guard . this Day y e Command Came Up 
from Saratoge . About 2 oClok Pride Com & Brought My Din- 
ner & Told Me y* U Waterman Had Com Up & Brought 
Several of Those Men y l Never Joind Some of our Company 
Viz : Jn° Shaw Sam 11 Billings Hezekiah At well Ebenezer Hodg- 
kins & John Button that went Home from Albony — He also 
Brought y e News y$ Moses Cleavland was Dead He Died of y e 
Small Pox at Albony — at Night at Gun Firing I Marchd in 
Mv Partv & Dismisd them then went Home & Found our 
Tent Movd — 

ye j^th 1 Have Ben from Home 5 Months — this Morning 
I Reed a Letter from Father Dated Sept r 5 th & another from 
Brother Pelatiah of y e Same Date — I Also Wrote one to 
Father &c . about Noon Gen 11 Lyman Releasd all y e Prisoners 
Except John Shaw & Sam 11 Crandal Then A Cort Mareschal 
Set To Try them at Night old Frances Fleming Rec d y e Re- 
mainder of His Punishment which was $00 Lashes John Shaw 
was Whipd 300 Lashes for His Sumers work Sam 11 Cranca! 
Rec d 250 and one Wood of Gen 11 Lymon's Comp? Rec d 30 &c 
— In y e Evening after I Had Got to Bead our New Comers 
Com into our tent with a Bottle of Rhum then we Had Choris 
Andrus was Vary Brisk & John Shaw was Brought into ou 
Tent & Lodgd with Us — 

y e 20 th In y e Morning Fleming was Drumd out of y e Camp 



The Diary of Jakes Fitch, Jr. 225 

with a Holter about His Neck This Day Lieu* Fitch Returnd 
I Rec d a Letter from Father & Brother Elisha Dated y e 13 th 
Instant &c. In y e Afternoon I Had Som Discorce with Doct r 
Pummery &c. 

y e 21 st In y e Morning Serf Comstoc Sam 11 Billings & I 
went to y e Setlers & Drinkd Som Rhum — At 9 oClok I 
Mounted y e Main Guard on y e Island with Capt : Whittlecy & 
L 4 Elmer . . Serf Ripley & Nott was with Me &c . I was Sent 
with a File of Men to Confine Quartermaster Ripley — This 
Day Doct r Booth Died — At Night I Had Considrable Dis- 
corce with Lieu 1 Elmer Consenting Sertain Men in Perticular 
Brother Asa & a Brother of His y* Lives in Gotion Where 
Doct r Gale Livd &c. 

ye 22 nd In y e Morning We were Relieved as Usual — In 
y e Afternoon I Did Som Writing of orders for Clerke Niles — 

y e 23 after our Guard was on y e Peraid I went over y e 
River this is y e First Time I Crosd y e New Bridg — -then I Se 
y e Raguler Guards Peraded & Marchd of with their Musick 
which was Vary Delightsom — In y e After Noon I was over 
in y e Ragular Camp again Se Serf Warren Corp 1 Tucker & 
M r Bell — Corp 1 Tucker Gave Me a Book of Select Hymns &c. 

y e 24 th I was on y e Covering Party with y e Carpenters 
Lieu* Billings & I Had Considrable Discorce — He Whipd 
Chapman of Capt : W T ells's Company for Burning Som Powder 
& Makeing Disturbance among y e Workmen — 

This Day Quarter Master Ripley was Reduced to y e Ranks 
Jacob Andrus was Made Serf & Gideon Dike & James Cobb 
Made Corp 15 in our Company I Had a Vary Comfortable Guard 
at Night I Came Home and went to Capt : Fitchs Tent & 
Toock Part of our Non Commisiond officers Treet 

Sunday y e 25 th After y e Guards was Rel d I went over y e 
River & Took a Walk Round y e Camp Se M r Bell &c . then I 
Came Back & Hered M r Pummery From Luke 19 th 41 st & 42 nd 
Verses In y e Evening I Spent Som time Walking on y e Bank 
Alone then Came to My Tent — Pride Had Com Home 
from Saratoge He Drove a Teem & was Going To follow y e 
Buisness — 

y e 26 th In y e Morning I Went over to y e Ragulers Camp 
& Se their Guards Relievd Again with their Musick &c. 

ye 27th J Went Upon Guard on y e Island with Capt : Wall 
of y e Rhode Island Reg 1 — Serf Giles & Corp 1 Dike were with 
Me — The Night following I Spent Cheefly Walking Dike & 
I Had Considrable Discorce Som of it About Doct r Webster 
who Died at Lake George 1755 &c. 



226 Middkborough % Mass., Vital Records. 

y e 28 th In y e Morning we Were Rel d as Usual & Finished 
of a Vary Good Guard — After Noon I went over y e River 
into y e Camp — then I Came Back & Doct r Adams Puld a 
Tooth for Me — About this time y e Off^ Built their Huts &c. 

Sept r 28 th 

(To be continued.) 



MIDDLEBOROUGH, MASS., VITAL RECORDS. 

(Continued from page /80.) 

John Hacket the Son of John Hacket : & of Elisabeth his Wife was 

born : April 17 17 12 
Edmund Hacket the Son of John Hacket : & of Elisabeth his Wife 

was born May 5 17 13 
Alice Hacket the daughter of John Hacket : & of Elisabeth his Wife 

was born January : 18 17 14/5 
Hannah Hacket the daughter of John Hacket : & of Elisabeth his 

Wife was born : April 1 17 16 
Elijah Hacket the Son of John Hacket and of Elisabeth his Wife 

was born : February : 13 1J1S/9 
Elisabeth Hacket the daughter of John Hacket : & of Elisabeth his 

Wife Was born May the 9 1720 
Thomas Darling the Son of John : Darling and of Elisabeth his Wife 

was born December 1 1723 
Josiah W T arren the Son of Samuel Warren and of Elinor his wife 

was born May 9 1724 
Gershom Cob the Son of John Cob Junior : and of Joanna his Wife 

was born January 14 17 13/4 
Joanna Cob the daughter of John Cob Jun r : & of Joanna his Wife 

was born March 2 1 7 1 4 5 
Sarah Cob the daughter of John Cob Jun r : & of Joanna his W T ife 

was born July the : 8 17 16 
Lydia Cob the daughter of John Cob Jun r : & of Joanna his Wife 

was born July the : 7 17 18 
Martha Cob the daughter of John Cob Jun r : & of Joanna his Wife 

was born : October 24 17 19 
John Cob the Son of John Cob Junior : & of Joanna his Wife was 

born May the 31 1722 
George Howland the Son of Nathan Howland and of Frances his 

Wife was born : December 26 1723 
Charles Renolds the Son of Charles Renolds : & of Sarah his Wife : 

was born July the 13 1724 
Samuel Hoar the Son of Samuel Hoar and of Rebeckah his Wife 

was born : August : 12 17 16 



Middleboroughi Mass., Vital Records. 227 

Robert Hoar the Son of Samuel Hoar and of Rebeckah his Wife 

was born May 23 17 19 
William Hoar : the Son of Samuel Hoar : & of Rebeckah his Wife 

was born Decern 1 " 30 172 1 
Jacob Hoar the Son of Samuel Hoar : & of Rebeckah his Wife Was 

born : July 7 1724 
David Wood the son of David Wood : and of Joanna his Wife : Was 

born : January : 27 1724/5 
Mary Tomson the daughter of Shubeal Tomson : & of Susanna his 

Wife : was born : Septem r .24 17 19 
Thomas Tomson the Son of Shubeal Tomson : & of Susanna his 

Wife was born July the : 28 172 1 
Elisabeth Bate : the Daughter of Joseph Bate : & of Joanna : his 

wife was born : January 12 1722/3 
Thomas Bate the Son of Joseph Bate : & of Joanna his Wife was 

born : Novem r 19 1724 
Asa Thomas the Son of Edward Thomas Jun r : & of Abigail his 

Wife : was born February : 26 1720/21 
Jennet* Thomas the Daughter of Edward Thomas Junior : &: of 

Abigail his Wife : was born : Decem r : 6 1722 
Mary Cocks the daughter : of John Cocks and of Hannah his Wife 

was born February : 18 1724/5 
Patience Mackfun : the daughter of Robert Mackfun : & of Joanna 

his Wife : was born January : 1 1724/5 
Jacob Bennet : the Son of Nehemiah Bennet : and of Mercy his 

Wife : was born : april : 29 1725 
John Lebaron the Son of James Lebaron : & of Martha his Wife : 

was born : April : 2 1724 
William Thomas the Son of William Thomas : 2 nd : and of Susanna 

his Wife was born November : 24 17 n 
Mary Thomas : the daughter of William Thomas : 2 nd : & of Susanna : 

his W r ife was born april 19 17 13 
Joseph Thomas the Son of William Thomas : 2 nd : and of Susannah 

his wife was born Decem r 9 17 14 
Mercy Thomas the daughter of William Thomas : 2 nd : and of 

Sussanna his wife was born Sept 9 1 7 1 6 
Samuel Thomas the Son of William Thomas : 2 nd : & of Susanna 

his wife : was born October : 19 17 18 
Benjamin Thomas the Son of William Thomas : 2 nd : and of Susanna 

his wife was born Septem r 9 1721 
Eleazer Thomas the Son of William Thomas : 2 nd : and of Susanna 

his wife was born May 91725 

*"Vide page 251 of this book." The foregoing footnote, in the original, 
refers to the following entry: "N B Jennet Thomas the Daughter of Edward 
Thomas Jur and of Abigail his wife (who Stands Recorded in page the 77 th of 
This Book) & was Born December the 6 1722 hath Some Time Since By order 
of her parents Had her Christain Name Changed to Rhoda and Now Stands 
Rhoda Thomas &c " 



228 Middleborough, Mass., Vital Records. 

[p. 78] Andrew Tomson the Son of Thomas Tomson and of Mary 

his Wife Was born : March : 20 1724/5 
Thomas Paddacke : the Son of lchabod Paddacke : and of Joanna 

his Wife Was born : May 5 1723 
Zachariah Paddacke : the Son of lchabod Paddacke : & of Joanna 

his Wife Was born : Febr : 20 1724 : 5 
Thankfull Hacket the daughter of John Hacket : & of Elisabeth his 

Wife : Was born : January : 26 1724 : 5 
John Morton the Son of Ebenezer Morton & of Mercy his Wife Was 

born : October : 18 1724 
Noah Alden the Son of John Alden : & of Hannah his Wife was 

born May the 131 1725 
Molly Fuller the Daughter of Jonathan Fuller : & of Elinor his Wife 

Was born Septem r : n 1725 
Elisabeth Foster the Daughter of Benjamin Foster : & of Moriah his 

Wife Was born February the 26 1725/6 
Susanna Tinkham the daughter of John Tinkham & of Hannah his 

Wife : was born : March the : 19 1724/5 
Lucia Bennet the Daughter of Joseph Bennet Jun r : & of Thankfull 

his wife : was born October : 2 1725 
John Parris the Son of John Parris : and of Abigail his Wife was 

born October : 14 1724 
Bathsheba Wood the Daughter of Ephraim Wood and of Patience : 

his wife was born June : 19 1724 
Ebenezer Tomson the Son of Thomas Tomson and of : Mary his 

wife was born March : n 1725/6 
Obadiah Eddy the Son of Benjamin Eddy and of Abigail his Wife 

was born : Febr : 28 1722/3 
Abigail Eddy : the Daughter of Benjamin Eddy and of Abigail his 

Wife was born May 13 1725 
Joseph Faunce the Son of Joseph Faunce and of Martha : his Wife 

was born November : 13 1725 
Nathan Tinkham the Son of Isaac Tinkham and of Abijah his Wife 

was born April : 18 1725 
Alice Wood the Daughter of Jabez Wood Jun r and of Hannah his 

Wife was born : March : 27 1726 
Betty Turner the daughter of Japheth Turner & of Elisabeth his 

Wife was born : May : 12 1726 
Bathsheba Tinkham the daughter of Seth and Mary Tinkham was 

born July : 10 1726 
Rachel Barden the daughter of Timothy and Rachel Barden was 

born : Sept : 17 1726 
Margaret Norton the Daughter of Peter Norton and of Rozilla his 

wife was born March the : i st : 1721 
Margery Norton the Daughter of Peter Norton & : of Rozilla his 

Wife was born April the : 29 1723 
Desire Standish the Daughter of lchabod Standish & of Phebe his 

wife : was born March the : 30 1725 



Middleborougky Mass., Vital Records. 229 

Pricilla Tinkham the Daughter : of Shubael Tinkham & of Pricilla : 

his Wife was born June y e : 10 th 1726 
Benjamin Ruggles the Son of M r Benjamin Ruggles & of Dorcas 

his Wife was born Decern' : 15 th 1726 
Ruth Cob the Daughter of Ebenezer Cob & of Ruth his wife was 

born Septem r : 23 1726 
Ebenezer Morton : the Son of Ebenezer Morton & of Mercy his 

wife was born August : 27 th 1726 
Eliakim Richmond the Son of Christopher Richmond & of Phebe 

his wife was born : January : 28 th 1724 : 5 
Phebe Richmond the Daughter of Christopher Richmond & of Phebe 

his wife was born : January : 2 nd 1726 : 7 
Rebeckah Darling the Daughter of Thomas Darling and of Rebeckah 

his : wife : was born : June : 21 st 1726 
John Hacket : and ') Sons of John Hacket and of Elisabeth his wife 
Benjamin Hacket ) were born Twins March the : i st : 1725 6 
Caleb Barden the Son of Stephen Barden Jun r & of Deborah his 

wife was born : March : 25 1726 
Desire Renolds the daughter of Charles Renolds & of Sarah his wife 

was born : decern 1 " : 13 1726 
Samuel Tinkham : the Son of Samuel Tinkham Jun r & of Mar}- his 

wife was born : March : 13 th 1723/4 
Mercy Tinkham the daughter of Samuel Tinkham Jun r & of Mary 

his wife was born : April : 24 th 1726 
Robert Mackfun the Son of Robert Mackfun & of Joanna his wife 

was born : January : 24 th 1726/7 
Ruth White the Daughter of Benjamin White & of Ann his wife was 

born February y e : 6 th 1726/7 
Timothy Wood the Son of Timothy W T ood and of Mary his wife was 

born December y e : 31 st 1726 
William Bennet the Son of Nehemiah Bennet & of Mercy : his Wife 

Was born July y e 2 nd 1727 
Meriam Thresher the Daughter of John Thresher Jun r & of Patience : 

his wife Was born : oct : 26 th 17 19 
Job Thresher the Son of John Thresher Jun r & of Patience his wife 

was born : Sept : 4 th 1723 
Hannah W'ascott the Daughter of Thomas Wascott & of Hannah his 

wife was born : April : 7 th : 1725 
Mary Wascott the Daughter of Thomas Wascott : &: of Hannah his 

Wife was born November : i st : 1726 
Abishai Tinkham the Son of John Tinkham and of Hannah : his 

wife was born May : 23 1727 
Sarah Hacket the daughter of George Hacket & of Lydia : his wife 

was born : May : 19 th 1725 
Gideon Hacket the'Son of George Hacket and of Lydia his wife Was 

born February : 22 1726/7 
Hope Cob the daughter of Gershom Cob & of Melatiah his wife was 

born Novem r : 10 th 1727 

( To be continued.} 



230 Gov. Prence s Widow Mary. 



GOV. THOMAS PRENCE'S WIDOW MARY, FORMERLY 

THE WIDOW OF THOMAS 1 HOWES, AND THE 

INVENTORY OF HER ESTATE. 

By Miss Ella Florence Elliot. 

The records of Yarmouth, Mass., contain this entry : " mi s 
mary prince late wife of governer Thomas prince died upon the 
Ninth day of desember 1695 and was Buried upon the leventh 
daye of y e said : 1695 : " * 

The family history of Governor Prence, as left to us in vital 
records alone, is briefly told: he married, (1), August 5, 1624, 
Patience 2 Brewster {Elder William 1 ) ; and, (2), April 1, 1635, 
Mary Collier (said to be the daughter of William Collier of 
Duxbury) ; his daughter Jane was born November 1, 1637 
(recorded at a later period in Eastham by her husband Mark 
Snow, Town Clerk) ; the marriages of several of his daughters 
are recorded; he died March 29, 1673, aged about 73 years; 
his widow died as quoted. 

While much has been added to this meagre outline from 
other sources, many points yet remain unsettled. The identity 
of the widow Mary has been one of these unsolved problems, 
regarding which two principal assertions have been made : 
(1), that she was the second wife, Mary- Collier; (2), that she 
was a third wife, Mrs. Freeman, the mother of Samuel Freeman 
of Eastham. 

In support of the first theory, the principal argument 
advanced was the fact that the widow was named Man', 
whereas the mother of Samuel FYeeman was named Apphia. 
The basis of the second theory was the fact that there are on 
record two transfers of land from Gov. Thomas Prence to 
Samuel Freeman of Eastham which show that Gov. Prence was 
either the father-in-law or the step-father of Samuel Freeman. 
[Plym. Col. Deeds, III : 201.] 

The first, executed December 8, 1662, was a deed of gift 
"unto my sonne Snmuell ffreeman and Mercye his wife : the 
house and land the said Samuell Now Dwelleth in." The 
estate adjoined the grantor's own at Eastham. The other deed 
was dated nine years later, January 12, 167 1, and was a sale, 
for the consideration of ^30, the property conveyed consisting, 
in part, of the owner's house-lot, house, and housing in East- 

* Yarmouth Town Records, Vol. Ill, p. 328. 



Gov. P fence's Widow Mary. 231 

ham; and "Mistris Mary Prence" consented to the sale. In 
this deed, Samuel Freeman was first called " my beloved sonne 
in Law," and then was three times termed " my sonne." Ac- 
cording to the more clastic usage of that century the rela- 
tionship thus expressed may mean either son-in-law, as now 
understood, or step-son. There is abundant proof that Samuel 
Freeman was not the Governor's son-in-law ; for the Plymouth 
Colony Records show that the Governor's daughter Merc}' be- 
came the wife of John Freeman, February 13, 1649, and both 
she and her husband were living when the Prence heirs sold their 
father's estate in Plymouth, June 10, 1676, [Plym. Col. Deeds, 
IV : 124]. Also, Samuel Freeman's marriage to Mercy South- 
worth, May 12, 1658, is on record; and Constant Southworth 
in his will, dated February 28, 1678, mentioned his "daughter 
Marcy Freeman" [Plym. Col. Wills, IV: 124]. Since Con- 
stant Southworth's wife was Elizabeth Collier (also said to be 
a daughter of William of Duxbury), Governor Prence's second 
wife, Mary Collier, was the aunt of Samuel Freeman's wife, 
hardly a close enough tie between the two men to account for 
the younger's being called " sonne " or for so considerable a 
present to the young couple as a house and land, even if we 
assume that Mercy (Southworth) Freeman's aunt was then 
living. 

Recent investigations, pursued at the expense of Mr. Rob- 
ert Sloane Bickford of Boston, a descendant of Jeremiah and 
Sarah (Prence) Howes, prove incontestabiy that neither Mary 
Collier nor Mrs. Apphia Freeman was the last wife of Gov. 
Thomas Prence, but that, as indicated by the headline, she 

was Mrs. Mary ( ) Howes, widow of Thomas 1 Howes of 

Yarmouth. In the light of this fact there seems no good 
reason for doubting that there had been a marriage between 
Governor Prence and Mrs. Apphia Freeman. 

Analysis of the will and inventory of Gov. Thomas Prence, 
dated 13 March, 1672/3 [Mayflower Descendant, III : 203- 
216], suggests, not only that he had allied himself to his (then) 
wife Mary much later than 1635, but that she was a widow at 
the time of their union. The will stipulated that " Mary my 
beloved wife shall have such houshold goods of Any kind as 
were hers, before wee married, Returned to her againe, after 
my Decease and if any of them, be much Impared or be want- 
ing, that shee shall make it good out of my estate in such 
goods as shee Desireth ; " In his inventory is seen a list of 
the " Goods mistris Mary Prence had before Marriage," from 
the number and variety of which it is evident that she was a 



232 Gov. Praxes Widow Mary. 

widow at the time of her marriage to the Governor. There 
is noted particularly, "Item 1 Troopers saddle." an article 
which makes the presumption of a previous husband for its 
possessor very strong. It would be difficult to account for 
Mary Collier's owning this " Item " before marriage ; for Wil- 
liam Collier (said to be her father) was alive in 1635 and for 
many years thereafter. 

The Governor made no provision for the future abiding 
place of his widow, although he provided liberally for her in- 
come and share in the personal estate. The seeming negligence 
in providing no home for his widow is explained by the fact 
that she still held a life interest in the home of her former 
husband. 

The proof of the statement that the Widow of Gov. Thomas 
Prence was formerly the widow of Thomas 1 Howes is found in 
the will of Captain Thomas 2 Howes and the will and inventory 
of his father, Thomas 1 Howes. [See pages 157-163 of this 
volume.] Thomas 1 Howes died at Yarmouth between the 6th 
and 1 8th of October, 1665, when he acknowledged his will, and 
when the inventory was taken. He confirmed to his sons 
Joseph, Thomas and Jeremiah the lands already given each of 
them, and he bequeathed his dwelling house and all the lands 
then remaining in his possession to his wife Mary " During her 
life unlesse shee Change her Condition by marrying her selfe 
after my Decease unto another man ; and then shee shall have 
onely the thirds of them ; " He also gave her all his personal 
property, which she was to distribute as she might please " att 
her Decease or marriage unto my said Children." He farther 
provided that his second son, Thomas 2 , should have the home- 
stead, etc. " after mine and my wifes Decease " ; but Thomas 2 
was to keep the house in repair " During my said wifes life or 
widdowhood." "Mistris Mary howes widdow " attested the 
inventory February 26, 1665/6. 

On the 9th of February, 1667/8, the real estate of Thomas 1 
Howes was divided among his three sons. [Plym. Col. Deeds, 
III : 106, 107.] Following the bounds of each allotment, was 
the clause " Alwaies Reserving unto our mother the Relect of 
our Deceased father all her Right and Interest according to the 
will of our father" etc. The bounds of the land set off to 
Thomas 2 included the paternal homestead. While it is possible 
that by mutual agreement the estate was divided during the 
term of Mrs. Howes' widowhood, it is more likely that during 
the two years since she signed the inventory of Howes' pos- 
sessions she had married " her selfe unto another man," and it is 



Gov. P renews Widow Mary. 233 

certain that she did so before August 1, 166S, when "Mary 
Prence " witnessed a deed which was acknowledged before 
"Thomas Prence Gov r ." [Plym. Col. Deeds, III : 146.] 

Captain Thomas 2 Howes made his will January 15, 1675/6; 
his inventory was taken 26 December, 1676, at Yarmouth. 
After providing for his wife Sarah and their four children, he 
said: "Be it alsoe Knowne that my will is that my Mother 
Prence Injoy without molestation During her Naturall life the 
house shee Now lives in " etc. There is no evidence of 
the existence in the Colony of any man besides the late revered 
Governor who bore the surname "Prence," except the Governor's 
son Thomas, who died in England (where a daughter Susannah 
survived him) previous to the date of his father's will. The son 
was mentioned in the Division of Cattle, June 1, 1627, and was 
then not more than two years of age. There is, therefore, no 
reason to doubt that the Governor's widow was here referred to. 

By " Mother Prence " Capt. Thomas 2 Howes must have 
meant, either his "mother-in-law," his "step-mother" or his 
"own mother." He could not have meant his "mother-in- 
law," since his wife Sarah was the daughter of Edward 1 Bangs, 
as shown by the following notes : Sarah the widow of Capt. 
Thomas 2 Howes died in 16S3, and in her will [See pages 163- 
165, ante.] named as executors her "loveing Bretheren Jere- 
miah Howes and Jonathan Baings." Lieut. Joshua 2 Bangs in 
liis will, dated 20 February, 1706, mentioned his "deceased 
sister Howes children" [Bangs Genealogy, p. 19]. The will 
of Edward 1 Bangs, the father of Jonathan 2 and Joshua 2 , was 
dated 19 October, 1677, and mentioned his "daughter Howes." 
[Bangs Genealogy, p. 15.] 

Since "Mother Prence" was not Capt. Thomas 2 Howes' 
"mother-in-law," she must have been either his own mother 
or his step-mother, and in either case she must have been the 
wife, and the widow, of his father Thomas 1 Howes. 

It is true that Governor Prence's will mentions a daughter 
Sarah Howes, but in the deed of the Prence heirs, dated 
June 10, 1676, previously mentioned, she is shown to have 
been the wife of Jeremiah 2 Howes, the brother of Capt. 
Thomas 2 Howes. 

If any vestige of doubt remains that she was the widow of 
Governor Thomas Prence, it is dispelled upon a comparison 
of the list set forth in his inventory, of "Goods mistris Mary 
Prence had before Marriage," with the inventory of Thomas 1 
Howes. The "Troopers saddle " of the former list is doubtless 
referred to in the following extract from the latter : " Item in 



234 Gov. Prencc's Widow Mary. 

Armes and Amunition as 3 guns a Case of Pistolls & holsters 

1 saddle and furniture one halbert a sword and belt powder & 
shott." A silver dram cup, 2 silver spoones, and a chafing- dish 
are articles common to both lists ; while in substance much of 
the property mentioned in the two is identical. 

Unless his own testimony be rejected in a matter upon 
which no one could have been better informed, that of his own 
relationship to Samuel Freeman, Governor Prence was married 
no less than four times : 

1. To Patience 2 Brewster (Elder William 1 ), August 5, 
1624, who died before April 1, 1635. 

2. April 1, 1635, to Mary Collier. The date of her death 
is very uncertain, but it must have been previous to Decem- 
ber 8, 1662. 

3. Before December 8, 1662, to Mrs. Apphia Freeman, 
who died before August 1, 1668. 

4. To Mrs. Mary ( ) Howes, before August 1, 166S, 

who died December 9, 1695. 

(Her maiden name, as given by another writer, is not here 
quoted, for want of proof.) 

This marriage probably took place before February 9, 
1667/8, the date of the division of Thomas 1 Howes' real estate. 

[Mrs. Mary Prence's Inventory.] 

[II : 12*] yarmouth this : 23 : of December 1695 : An Invintory of 

y e estate of m 5 Mary prince late of yarmouth Deceased as followeth 

It by a ff ether Bed & Bolster & Bed stead and Cord 

It by 2 pillows and 2 pillow cotes to each pillow 

It by a pare of Curtains 14s and best Coverlid i8» 

It by one Coverlid more 16 s 

It by a white Blankit 2 s and a grene Rugg and a pece 

It by 2 Linning sheetes 1 5 s and one other sheet : 6 s : 

It by 1 holland sheet 1 5 s and one small sheet 4s 6 d 

It by 1 sheet 5 s 6 d and one pillow y 

It by a Table Carpet 

It by Six Napkins 4 s and 2 Table Clothes 2s apiece 

It by wooling yarae baskit & kiting needles 

It by 3 Chushions 3- 6 d 1 lether chair 6 s Table 3 s 

It by 2 Chairs more 6s and silver beer boul 4^ 

It by 1 Iron Chafing dish 3s and Jugg i* 

It by a bell metel skillet 4 s and a Bason 53 

It by severals of pewter 

It by a Still : 12s : and warming pan 43 

It by a Candle stick and Cup and 3 trays 

It by a Brass pott and pott hooks 

* Barnstable County Probate Records. 



05 


16 


06 


00 


18 


00 


01 


12 


00 


00 


16 


00 


00 


10 


00 


01 


01 


00 


00 


T 9 


06 


00 


08 


06 


00 


10 


00 


00 


08 


00 


00 


02 


09 


00 


09 


06 


04 


06 


00 


00 


05 


00 


00 


09 


00 


00 


06 


04 


00 


16 


00 


00 


02 


07 


00 


[6 


00 



Gov. Prenccs Widow Mary. 



<- :>:> 



It by an old Brass kittle 

It by a churn y> and y> tubs : 3* 

It by a Cow 2& : and by Sheep 1-7-6 

It by a bed Bolster and Rugg 

It by an old chest 53 by a cubbord at Prince 'Howses 

It by a Cow at Jeremiah Howses 

It by a old Bible 4s and small Bedstead : is 

It by a box Lock and key and an old Box Drawer 

It by 1 flaggan 9s and 1 other flaggan 6s 

It by a Bason and Ewer 

It by 2 Large pewter platters at 7 s : 6 d apeice 

It by one old pewter platter : is : 4c! : and by old pewter 

It by a Brass Chafing Dish 2 s 6 d and Scales and weights : i»: 

It by a morter and brass candle stick 

It by a toster and Roster and Box Iron 

It by a Tinning pan tunel and earthen poringer 

It by an old skillet Radg and pan tinning 7 trays 

It by a hair holter ladles sives spoon Iron spindle of a wheel 

It by a fine holland sheet 

It by yellow curtaines and vallances and fringes 

It by a sheet : 6 s : a brush gallipott and Basket 

It by Cushions 2s : 6 d : by Napkins and Table cloth 

It by a diaper Table Cloth and by a box Drawer 

It by 2 plate Spoons 

It by a coubbord cloth and cubbord cushion 

It by 3 glasses : is ■ o,d : a chest 6s : : 1 : trunk 

It by a box : 0/ : a spitt gridiron & slice and peice of Iron 

[p. 13] It by a Brass kittle : i£ : and woollan wheel 3 s 

It by an earthen pott : 6 d : by pewter : 6 d : and earthen pott : 6 d : 

It by a Broom : 6 d : and 2 meale Baggs : 2 s : 6 d : 

It by a pair of stockins : 4s ; & a pair of spectickles I s : 6 d : 

It by a brass skimer : 6 d : & a knife 4 d 

It by all sorts of wearing Apparel of all kinds 

It by y e mill Due 

It due in come : 5 : bushels from Thomas and Jonathan Howes 

more Debts due 

It due by horse kind if they be alive 

debts due from y e sd Estat : ffunaral charges 04 

a Debt due to Jeremiah Howes Juner 07 

it more Debt demanded as due 02 

It more due 01 

It more due 00 



06 
oS 

13 

10 

05 

B us 



00 
00 

°3 
01 

02 
01 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 

00 

00 
00 
00 

00 

00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
00 
02 

00 

00 

01 
00 
00 

00 

00 

12 
01 

00 

00 



C2 
06 
07 
'3 
»5 
1 8 

OS 
03 

'5 
1 1 

<5 

l F 

03 
06 
06 
01 

04 
06 

15 

05 
07 
oS 

05 
18 

10 
1 1 

04 

03 
01 

°3 

05 
00 

15 
13 
15 
10 



00 

Oj 
06 

00 

00 
00 
00 
00 

06 

00 
00 

04 
06 

04 
06 

06 
06 

CO 
00 

00 

06 

00 
00 
00 

09 
09 

00 

06 

00 

c6 
10 
oc 

00 

00 

06 



00 
00 

00 
00 
00 
John Miller 



Thomas Holland 



m r Jeremiah Howes Se r of yarmouth made oath to y e truth of this 
Invintory before Barnabas Lothrop Esq r Judg of probats and Grant- 
ing Administration in y* County of Barnestable December y e : 31 th : 

1695 

Attest Joseph Lothrop Regster 

Examined and duely compared with y e origanal and entered January 
y e 2 d : 1695 : 6 

Attest Joseph Lothrop : Register 



236 Barnstable, Mass., Vital Records. 



BARNSTABLE, MASS., VITAL RECORDS. 

(Continued from page 140.) 

[p. 424] John Jenkins and Mar)' Ewer Married 2 Feb 1652 

Sarah his Daughter born 15 of Nov r 1653 

Mehitable Born 2 March 1654/5 

Samuel his Son Bom 12 of Sep 1 1657 

John his Son Born 13 of Nov 1659 

his Daughter Mar}' born 1 Octo r 1662 

his Son Thomas born -15 July 1666 

his Son Joseph Born y e Last of March 1669 

John Jenkins his Daughter Mehitable born 25 of Sept 1694 N B. 

1694 
his Son Samuel born 15 of July 1697 
his Son Phillip born 26 July 1699 
his Son Joseph born 13 of Aug : 1701 
his Daughter Ruth born in y e year 1704 
s d John Jenkins Died July 8 th 1736 
Joseph Jenkins & Lydia Howland Married by M r Russel October 

1694 
Joseph Jenkins his Daughter Abigail born y e Last of July 1695 
Bathshuah July 1696 
Ann born May 1701 
Joseph Born 29 of February 1703 
his Daughter Lydia born 30 June 1705 
Benjamin Born June 30 1707 
his Daughter Reliance born y e 6 of Ap : 1709 
Thomas Jenkins <Sc Experience Hamlin Married 24 August 1687 
Their Daughter Thankful born 19 of May 1691 
Experience born 28 March 1693 
Mercy 5 of January 1695 
Ebenezer 5 of December 1697 
Sam 11 7 of January 1699, 1700 
Josiah y e 16 of April 1702 
his Daughter Hope 5 of July 1704 
Sarah his Daughter born Decem r 1 1706 

[p. 426] Maty Daughter of Tho s Lothrop born y e 4 of Octo r 1640 

Hannah y e 18 of Octo r 1642 

Tho s 7 of July 1644 

Melatiah y e 2 nd of Nov* 1646 

Bethiah y e 23 of July 1649 

his Daughter Mary Married* 20 of Nov 1656 

Melatiah Lothrop & Sarah Farrar* Married 20 May 1667 

* This word is written in a different ink. 



Barnstable, Mass., Vital Records. 237 

his Son Thomas Born 22 of August 166S 

his Daughter Tabitha 3 of April 1671 

his Son Isaac born 23 of June 1673 

his Son Joseph born 15 of Decern' 1675 

his Daughter Elizabeth born 23 Nov r 1677 

his Son Ichabod born 20 June 1680 

his Son Shobal born 20 April 1682 

his Daughter Sarah born 5 March 1683/4 

M r Melatiah Lothrop Departed this Life y e 6 of Feb 1711/12 in y« 

66 year of his age 
his Wife Died May 23 17 12 Age 64 
Mehitable Lothrop Daughter of Lieut: Joseph Lothrop born 2 2 d 

Octo r 1 701 
Joseph Lothrop Married with Mary Ansel y e 11 of Decem r 1650 
Still born Maid Child November 19 1651 buried 20 Nov' 165 1 
his Son Joseph born 5 of Decern 1 " 1652 and Died at Sea Octo r 1676 
his Daughter Mary y« 22 of March 1654 
Benjamin y e 25 of July 1657 
Elizabeth y e 18 of September 1659 
John y e 28 of November 166 1 
his Son John Died 30 December 1663 
his Son Samuel born 17 of March 1663/4 
his Son John born 7 of August 1666 
his Son Barnabas born 24 Day of Feb 1668 
his Son Hope born 15 Day of July 167 1 
his Son Thomas born y e 6 th Day of January 1673 
his Daughter Hannah born 23 of July 1675 & Died y e first of Feb 

1680 
Samuel Lothrop & Hannah Crocker Married 1 July 1686 
his Daughter Mary born y e 19 of Octo r 16S8 
his Daughter Hannah born 11 of Nov r 1690 
his Daughter Abigail bon 10 Aug : 1693 
his Son Benjamin bom 16 of April 1696 
Joseph 10 Nov r 1698 
& Sam 11 y e 28 of April 1700 
Thomas Lothrop & Experience Gorham were Joyned In Marriage 

23 April 1697 V Maj : Thacher Justice of y e peace 
his Son born y e 10 of January 1697 Deceas d 3 Feb 1697 
his Daughter Deborah born 21 of April 1699 
& Mary born y e 4 of April 1701 
& James born y e 9 of August 1703 
Thomas Born y e 8 of July 1705 
his Son Ansel Born 
Joseph born 8 Day of Decern 1 " 1709 
his Son Seth born y e Last of March 1711/12 
17 December 1696 Hope Lothrop & Elizabeth Lothrop were Married 

by M r Russel 
their Son Benjamin born 18 Day of Octo r 1697 
y r Son John born 3 rd Octo r 1699 



238 Barnstable, Mass., Vital Records. 

[p. 427] Barnabas Lothrop & Susannah Clerk Married 1 Decern: 

1658 
John his Son was born 7 th of Octo r 1659 & buried In April 1660 
Abigail his Daughter born y e iS of Decern 1 " 1660 
his Son Barnabas y e 22 of March 1662/3 
his Daughter Susannah born y e Last of Feb 1664 
his Son Nathaniel born y e 23 of Nov 1669 
his Daughter Bathshua y e 25 of June 167 1 
his Daughter Anna born y e 10 of August 1673 

his Son Thomas born y c 7 of March 1674/5 & Died 13 of Octo r 1675 
his Daughter Mercy born 27 of June 1676 & Died y e 3 of July 1677 
M rs Ann Lothrop Departed this Life Feb 25 Day 1687/8 
Barnabas Lothrop Ju r & Elizabeth Hedge were Married y e 14 of 

Nov r 1687 
Their Daughter Mercy born i st of March 1689 
Their Daughter Elizabeth y e 15 of Sept 1690 
Their Son Barnabas born y e 10 of Nov 1 " 1692 & Died About y e 6 of 

April following 
their Son Nathaniel born y e Last of Feb 1693/4 
Their Son Lemuel 26 of December 1695 
Their Son Barnabas born y e 8 of Feb 1697/8 
Susannah October y c 8 1699 
Thankful Sept r 24 1701 
Sarah April 22 1703 
Mary born July 15 1705 

Kembel Lothrop born y e 21 Day of June 1708 
John Lothrop y e Son of P^sq r Barnabas Lothrop 
his Daughter Elizabeth born 3 Sep 1693 
his Daughter Elizabeth Deceas d 9 of Nov r 1694 
his Son Barnabas was Born 23 Nov r 1694 
s d John Lothrop Deceas d 23 of Octo r 1695 
John Lothrop y e Son of Nathaniel & Bethiah Lothrop born y e 28 Day 

of Octo r 1696 
John Lothrop & Mar}- Cole Married y e 3 January 167 1 
his Son John Born y e 5 th of August 1673 
his Daughter Mary born y e 27 Day of Octo 1675 
his Daughter Martha born y e 1 1 Day of Nov 1677 
his Daughter Elizabeth born y e 16 Day of Sept 1679 
his Son%mes born y e 3 Day of July 1681 
his Daughter Hannah born y e 13 Day of March 1682 
his Son Jonathan born y e 14 Day of Nov' 1684 
his Son Barnabas born y e 22 of Octo r 1686 
his Daughter Abigail born y e 2^ of April 1689 
his Daughter Experience born y e 7 January 1692 
M r John Lothrop Married with y e Widdow of D r John Fuller About y c 

Middle of December 1695 
Their Daughter Bathshua born y e 19 of Decern' 1696 
Their Daughter Phebe born September in y e year 1701 
Their Son Beniamin 8 of April 1704 



David - Aldcn s Estate. 239 



Barnabas Lothrop Son of M r John Lothrop 
his Son John was Born y e 25 of August 1709 
his Daughter Hannah Born 6 of July 17 12 
his s d wife Died Octo r 17 14 

( To be continued.} 



DAVID 2 ALDEN'S ESTATE. 

Transcribed from the Original Documents and Records, 
By George Ernest Bowman. 

David 2 Alden (John 1 ) died at Duxbury, probably not long 
before 1 April, 17 19, the date of the bond given by the admin- 
istrator, Benjamin Alden of Duxbury. There is no record of 
the appointment of an administrator, but the original bond is 
still in the Plymouth County Probate Files. The amount of 
the bond was ^400, and the surety was Samuel Alden of Dux- 
bury. The bond was made out on a printed form, and a part 
of it reads as follows: "The Condition of this Present Obliga- 
tion is such, That if the above-bounden Benjamin Alden unto 
whome is Committed power of administration of the Estate 
of M r David Alden Late of Duxborough Afores d deceased." 
The administrator was required by the bond to bring in an 
inventory to the Probate Court, of which Isaac Winslow was 
the judge, on or before 20 June, 17 19, and to render an account 
of his administration on or before 20 September, 17 19. The 
autograph signatures of Benjamin and Samuel Alden are ap- 
pended to the document, and the witnesses were Henry Gulli- 
ford (who signed by a mark) and Anne Thomas. 

The inventory of the personal estate and the account of 
the debts of the deceased were never recorded, but the original 
documents are in the files and have been transcribed. The 
inventory of the real estate in Middleborough was recorded, 
but the original has disappeared. 



[Inventory of Personal Estate.*] 

This is a trew Enventare of y e parsanl Estat of Daved 
Allden Leat of Duxborogh desest Tacken may y e 12 . 17 19 
by ous the subcribers 

* Transcribed from 'the original document. 



240 David' 1 Alden s Estate. 



Emprimos To his waren cloths & books Spectteckels 

To 4 beads with thar fornetuer 

To spenen whels & cloth & cards 

To tabols chests & chers & tronks 

To bras ware . . six pounds five 

one chafen desh 

To petiter vesels &: puter ware 

To glases of all sorts 

To rondellets & barels 

To six bushels of ry 

To one hafe bushel of solt 

one ould bedsted & pece of lathar 

2 pelyouns . 2 cushings 
Earthen ware 

iom dogs tramels & slis & tongs 
teen vasels 

iorn vasels & stelyards 
Tubs kelors & churn 
one spet 

Keddoul & sevels i sekel 

To 4 bags half bushels pals dishes and cans & pegengs 
Sex oxen on yoke at 
The ledin oxen a 

3 pare at 

4 cous 2 young calfs 
one 3 yer ould ster & 2 tu yer old ons 
2 hafTors at 

one hors saddel & bridels at 
2 bore pegs 

whels . chans . plougs Al cart and teming tackelen at 
other carpenders & horsbendri tols 
to one set of hups & boxes 
hors fetars coricome 
one goun & 2 sords 
one cobard 

one cow bal 3 s one grenston 2 s both 
one stubin sieeth 
To other table Lining 

to two silver spoons and a pair of wosted Combs 
to vials gallepots & Druggs 
to a Clock Real and half a hechel 
to part of a pair of andjrons 



* Worn. 



£ 


s 


d 


.els 13 
42 


I 2 
18 


00 
06 


02 


12 


00 


03 
6 


OI 

°5 


00 
00 


00 


08 


00 


04 


04 


06 


00 


1 1 


00 


00 


12 


00 


01 


10 


00 


00 


02 


00 


00 


02 


00 


oc 


14 


00 


00 


04 


06 


01 


°5 


06 


00 


1 1 


00 


°3 


04 


00 


00 


J 9 


06 


00 


°5 


00 


00 


°5 


06 


gengs 00 
08 


09 
00 


CO 

00 


!3 


00 


00 


12 


00 


00 


016 

06 


15 

*5 


00 

CO 


04 


15 


00 


04 


00 


00 


01 
n at 06 


04 
16 


00 

06 


01 


01 


0* 


00 


10 


* 


00 


01 


* 


01 
00 


00 
06 


* 

0* 


00 


°5 


00 


00 


°3 


00 


01 


19 


00 


00 


18 


00 


00 


08 


00 


00 09 
00 04 
John Alden 
Thomas Souths 
John Partridge 


00 
00 

orth 



David- Alderis Estate. 241 

May the 22 : 17 19 

Benjamin Allden Adminestrator to the estate of mr David 
Allden late of Duxborough in the County of Plimoth Decased 
made oath that the within written is a tru and perfect Inven- 
tory of the estate of the sd Deceased as far as is Come to his 
hands and if any more shall after Come to his knowledg he 
will also give it in : taken before me 

Isaac Winslow Judge of Probats 

[Inventory of Real Estate at Middleborough.] 

[IV : 186*] Pursuant to an order from Isaac Winslow Esq r 
Judge of the probate of Wills &c in the County of Plymouth 
to us directed. We whose names are hereunto Subscribed have 
taken a Veiw of the severall parcells of Land whereof M r 
David Alden Late of Duxboroug dyed Seized of in the Town- 
ship of Middleborough, And have made Apprizement of Each 
perticuler parcell thereof, And According to Our best Judgment 
the true vallue of Each parcell thereof is as followeth, Namely, 
Four Lots of Land lying in the purchase of. Land Called the 
Sixteen Shilling purchase, viz. 
One Lot Containing 37 Acres being in Number y e 
20 th Lot in y e Second Allotment in s d purchase, 
we vallue at 16 — — 

One Lot Containing fourty acres being in Number 
the 49 th Lot in s d Second Allotment in s d pur- 
chase we Vallue at 25 — — 
One Lot in the last Allotment in s d purchase Con- 
taining 34 acres being in Number the 29 th Lot 
we Vallue at 18 — — 
One Lot in the last Allotment in s d purchase Con- 
taining 41 . Acres being in Number the 143. 
Lot we Vallue at 20 — — 
And One Lot in the Neck Called Assawamsett Neck 
Containing 20 acres being In Numb&r y e 19 th 
Lot in s d Neck we vallue at 18 — — 

The bounds of each of the afores d Lots may Appear upon the 

records of y e Afores d purchase. 
Dated at Middleborough May the 20 th 17 19. 

Jacob Tomson, John Bennet, Ichabod Southworth 

May y e 22 d 17 19 John Bennet & Ichabod Southworth two 
of the abovewritten apprizers made Oath that the Abovewritten 

* Plymouth County Probate Records. 



242 



David 2 A Ideas Estate 



from 


the 


Estate of M r David 


y e particulars are as followeth 


£ 


s 


d 


oo 


10 


08 


07 


12 


06 


00 


°3 


00 


00 


°5 


00 


00 


14 


00 


01 


00 


09 


00 


10 


00 


00 


J 3 


08 


00 


16 


06 



05t 00 00 Anno Dom. 1706 
o6f 00 00 



is a just & Equall Apprizement of the Land of M r David Alden 
late of Duxborough dec d Lying in the Township of Middlebor- 

ough to the best of their Judgment. Before me. 

Isaac Winslow Judge of probates 

[Account of David 2 Alden's Debts.*] 

An Account of what is due 
Alden late of Duxborough Dec d , 

to M r John Murdock 
to M r Nathaniel Thomas 
to Tho s Delanoe Sen r 
to Ben. Delanoe 
to Tho s Delanoe Jun r 
to Joseph Chanler y e second 
to Joseph Chanler y e third 
to Israel Holms 

to time expended p r y e Administrator 
to Benjamin Alden for work about 
a sloop 

and for mony 

more for mony 

more for wood payd to a 
Block maker 

more for mony 

more for a mare 

more for wintering cS: sum- 
mering y e stock 

more for sixteen bushels 
of Corn 

wintering of two piges % 

more for malt % 

moer for work % 

moer for wheat % 
to John Allden 
to Benjamin Prior 
for Rates y e last year 
to y e Prizers of the Estate 
to Benjamin Samson 
to William Brewster Jun r 

And due to y e aboves d Estate as fol- 
loweth . viz . 

* Transcribed from the original document, which was never recorded. 

t The pounds in these items have been crossed out. 

X These items are on the margin and evidently are additions to the amounts 
due Benjamin Alden. 



07! 00 00 

02f 00 00 

o6f 00 00 'i 

04! 05 00 



Anno. 1707 
Anno. 1708 



20 10 



02 


00 


00 





12 








4 


6 





8 








3 


6 





17 





00 


°3 


00 


01 


02 


07 


00 


l S 


06 


00 


12 


09 


01 


5 


11 



The Eligible Mayflower Ascendants 243 





/ 


s 


d 


for one years Rent of the Farm 


10 


00 


00 


for one Bull sold to Benjamin Alden 


°3 


00 


00 


from Peter Hunt 


00 


15 


00 


from Ephraim Bradford 


00 


07 


06 


moer from Peter Hunt 


00 


014 


00 


moer from Beniamen Allden 


00 


019 


00 




15 


J 5 


6 


Jacob tomson 


01 


°7 


00 


John bennet 


00 


14 


00 


Jekabod Southworth 


00 


14 


00 


thomas Southwort 


00 


°3 


00 


For leters of administeration 


00 


07 


06 


For warent of aprisment 


00 


°3 


00 


For Settelment and recoring 


00 


11 


00 


to mor time exspended by adminis- 








trator 


00 


09 


00 



THE ELIGIBLE MAYFLOWER ASCENDANTS AND 
THEIR MARRIED DAUGHTERS. 

The following list contains the names of the twenty-two heads of 
Mayflower families from whom descent has been proved,* also the 
names of all their daughters who are known to have married, with 
the names of the husbands. 

Every line of Mayflower descent that has yet been established 
has been traced to one of the twenty-two Mayflower Passengers here 
named, either through a son or through one of the married daughters 
in this list, which has been prepared by the Editor, merely as a 
convenient reference table, in consequence of the frequent calls for 
the names of the Passengers from whom descent can be proved, and 
the still more frequent letters asking if such and such a person did 
not marry a daughter of a Mayflower Passenger. 

A literal copy of Governor Bradford's list of the Passengers will 
be found in Volume I (1899) of "The Mayflower Descendant," and 
in Volume II (1900) is an alphabetical list of the Passengers, giving, 
as far as then possible, the date and the place of the birth, the mar- 
riage and the death of each. Some additional dates, discovered 
later, may be found in the succeeding volumes. 

*The names of William Mullins and John Tilley are omitted from this list 
to avoid duplication, since the lines of all known descendants of these two men 
are traced through their respective daughters, Priscilla Mullins, who married 
John Alden, and Elizabeth Tilley, who married John Howland. 



244 The Eligible Mayflower Ascendants. 

In the following list all names of Mayflower Passengers are 
printed in capitals. 

JOHN 1 ALDEN 

Elizabeth-' Alden married William Pabodie 

Mary 2 Alden (?) * married Thomas Delano 

Ruth 2 Alden married John Bass 

Sarah 2 Alden married Alexander 2 Standish (MYLES 1 ) 
ISAAC 1 ALLERTON 

MARY 2 ALLERTON married Elder Thomas Cushman 

REMEMBER- ALLERTON married Moses Maverick 
JOHN 1 BILLINGTON 
GOV. WILLIAM 1 BRADFORD 

Mercy 2 Bradford married Benjamin Vermayes 
ELDER WILLIAM 1 BREWSTER 

Fear 2 Brewster married (ISAAC 1 ALLERTON) 

Patience 2 Brewster married Gov. Thomas Prence 
PETER 1 BROWNE [He left no sons.] 

Mary 2 Browne married Ephraim Tinkham 

Priscilla 2 Browne married William Allen 

Rebecca 2 Browne married William Snow 
JAMES 1 CHILTON [He left no sons.] 

Isabella 2 Chilton married Roger Chandler 

MARY 2 CHILTON married John Winslow 
FRANCIS 1 COOKE 

Hester 2 Cooke married Richard Wright 

Jane 2 Cooke married Experience Mitchell 

Mary 2 Cooke married John Thomson 
EDWARD 1 DOTY 

Desire 2 Doty married (i), William Sherman; (2), Israel Holmes; 
(3), Alexander- Standish (MYLES 1 ) 

Elizabeth 2 Doty married John Rouse 

Mary 2 Doty- married Samuel Hatch 
FRANCIS 1 EATON 

Rachel 2 Eaton married Daniel Ramsdenf 
EDWARD 1 FULLER 
DR. SAMUEL 1 FULLER 
STEPHEN 1 HOPKINS 

CONSTANCE- HOPKINS married Nicholas Snow 

Damaris 2 Hopkins married Jacob 2 Cooke (FRANCIS 1 ) 

Deborah 2 Hopkins married Andrew Ring 
JOHN 1 HOWLAND 

Desire 2 Howland married Capt. John Gorham 

Elizabeth 2 Howland married, (1), Ephraim Hicks; (2), John Dickenson 

Hannah 2 Howland married Jonathan Bosworth 

Hope 2 Howland married Elder John Chipman 

Lydia' 2 Howland married James Brown 

Ruth' 2 Howland married Thomas 3 Cushman (MARY 2 ALLERTON, 
ISAAC 1 ) 
DEGORY 1 PRIEST [He left no sons.] 

Mary 2 Priest married Phineas Pratt 

Sarah 2 Priest married John Coombs 
*See Mayflower Descendant, Volume V, page 22. 

t Also written Ramsdell. 



Plymouth Colony Deeds. 245 

THOMAS 1 ROGERS 
HENRY 1 SAMSON 

Dorcas 2 Samson married Thomas Honney 

Elizabeth' 2 Samson married Robert Sprout 

Hannah 2 Samson married Josiah Holmes 

Mary 2 Samson married John Summers 

A daughter, name unknown, married John Hanmore 
GEORGE 1 SOULE 

Elizabeth 2 Soule married Francis Walker 

Mary 2 Soule married John Peterson 

Patience 2 Soule married John Haskell 
CAPT. MYLES 1 STANDISH 
RICHARD 1 WARREN 

Abigail 2 Warren married Anthony Snow 

Anna 2 Warren married Thomas Little 

Elizabeth 2 Warren married Richard Church 

Mary- 2 Warren married Robert Bartlett 

Sarah 2 Warren married JOHN 2 COOKE (FRANCIS 1 ) 
WILLIAM 1 WHITE 
GOV. EDWARD WINSLOW 

Elizabeth 2 Winslow married, (1), Robert Brooks; (2) Capt. George 
Corwin 



PLYMOUTH COLONY DEEDS. 

{Continued from page ioj.) 

[p. 109] A Deed appointed to bee Recorded 

New Plymouth November the 29 th 1652 
Know all men by these p r sents that I Wosamequen and 
Wamsutta my sonne have sould unto M r YVillam Bradford 
captaine Standish Thomas Southworth John Winslow John 
Cooke and theire associates the Purchasers or ouldcomers all 
the Tract or Tracts of land lying three miles Eastward from 
a River called Cushenugg to a certaine harbour called Acoak- 
sett to a flatt Rocke on the west ward side of the said harbour ; 
And wheras the said harbour Devideth itself e into several 1 
branches ; the westermost arme to bee the bound ; and all the 
Tract or Tracts of land from the said westermost arme to 
the said River of Cushenugg three miles Eastward of the same ; 
with all the profitts and benifitts within the said Tract with all 
the Rivers creeks meddows neckes and Islands that lye In or 
before the same ; And from the sea upward to goe soe high 
that the English may not bee anoyed by the hunting of the 
Indians in any sort of theire Cattle ; And I Wosamequen and 
Wamsutta Doe promise to Remove all the Indians within a 
yeare from the Date heerof That Doe live in the said Tract 
And wee the said Wosamequen and Wamsutta have fully bar- 



246 Plymouth Colony Deeds. 

ganed and sold unto the aforsaid M r Willarn Bradford captainc 

Standish Thomas South worth John Winslow John Cooke and 
the Rest of theire associates the Purchasers or oldcomers To 
have and to ho[ld] for them and theire heires and assignes for 
ever ; and in consideration heerof wee the abovemencioned ; are 
to pay to the said Wosamequen and Wamsutta as followeth 
thirty yards of cloth eight moose skins fifteen axes fifteen hoes 
fifteen paire of breeches eight blankets two kittles one cloake 
2 £ in Wampam eight paire of stockens eight paire of shooes 
one Iron pott and ten shilling in another comoditie ; And In 
Witnesse heerof Wee have Interchangably sett to our hands 
the Day and yeare abovewritten 

In the p r sence of John Winslow 

Jonathan Shaw John Cooke 

Samuell Eedy Wamsutta his marke 

[p. in] Memorand : the 9 th of May 1654 

That capt : Myles Standish doth acknowlidge that for and 
in consideration of the summe of forty five pounds to him 
alreddy paied by capt : Thomas Willitt of the Towne of Plym- 
outh in the Jurisdiction of New Plymouth hee hath freely and 
absolutly barganed allianated and sould enfeofed and confeirmed 
and by these p r sents Doth bargane se[ll] enfeofe and confeirme 
unto the said capt : Willitt all that his pte or portion of land 
which as Purchaser hee hath or shall have att Sowamsett 
Mattapoisett and places adjacent both upland and meadows 
together with all and singulare the woods waters privilidges 
emunities and appurtenances belonging therunto or unto any 
pte or pcell therof with all the said capt : Standish his Right 
title and enterest of and into the same or any pte or pcell therof 
To have and to hold the said Tract or pcell of land both upland 
and meddow att Sowamsett Mattapoisett and places adjacent 
which Did or shall belonge unto the said capt : Standish as 
Purchaser with all and singulare the privilidges emunities & 
appurtenances in upon or any way belonging unto the same or 
any pte or pcell therof unto the said capt : Thomas Willett his 
heires and assignes forever with warrantice against all psons 
whatsoever that by the said captaine Standish his Right and 
title might claime any Right title and Interest into the said 
p r mises or any pte or pcell therof ; The said p r mises with all and 
singulare the appurtenances belonging therunto to belonge 
unto the only proper use and behoofe of him the said capt : 
Thomas Willett hee his heires and assignes for ever 

This was acknowliged before M r Bradford Gov r The Day 
and year abovewriten 



Plymouth Co/otiy Deeds. 247 

And alsoe the abovesaid 9 th of May 1654 M is Barberye 

Standish wife of the said capt : Standish came before the Gov' 
and gave her free consent to the sale of the Lands with theire 
appurtenances above\vrite[n] 

[p. 113] June the 8 th 1654 

Memorand : That M r John Winslow of the Towne of Plym- 
outh in the Jurisdiction of New Plymouth Doth acknowlidge 
that for and in consideration of the summe of an hundred 
pounds to him in hand paied wherwith hee Doth acknowlidge 
himselfe fully satisfyed by M r Stephen Payne of the towne of 
Rehoboth in the Jurisdiction of Plymouth aforsaid hee hath 
freely and absolutly barganed allianated and sold enfeofed and 
confeirmed ; And by these p r sents Doth bargaine sell enfeofe 
and confeirme from him the said John Winslow and his heires 
to him the said Stephen Payne and his heires and assignes for 
ever all that his pte portion or share of Land both upland & 
meddow belonging unto him as Purchaser lying and being att 
Sowamsett Mattapoiset and places adjacent together with all and 
singulare the appurtenances privilidges and emunities therunto 
belonging with all the said John Winslow his Right title and 
enterest of and into the said p r mises or any pte or pcell thcrof 
to have and to hold the said whole pte or share of upland and 
Meddow with all and singulare the Timbers woods underwoods 
swamps waters and all other privilidges emunities in upon or 
any way belonging unto the said whole share or portion 
of upland and meddow or any pte or pcell therof unto The 
said Stephen Payne his heires and assignes for ever The said 
p r mises with all and singulare the privilidges and appurtenances 
therunto belonging ; To appertaine unto the onely proper use 
and behoof of him the said Stephen Payne his heires and 
assignes for ever with warrantice against all pson or psons what- 
soever that by the said John Winslow his Right or title might 
claime any Right title or enterest into the p r mises or any pte or 
pcell therof 

This abovesaid sale of land was acknowlidged before M r 
Bradford Gov r the seaventh of June 1654 

And the said John Winslow Doth heerby covenant p r mise 
and graunt that his wife shall in Due and convenient time Re- 
signe up all her Right in the above mencioned land and the 
appurtenances belonging therunto unto the said Stephen Payne 
his heires and assignes for ever 

(To be continued!) 



248 Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories. 

PLYMOUTH COLONY WILLS AND INVENTORIES. 

{Continued from page 174) 

[Edward Foster's Will and Inventory.] 

[fol. 60] Edward ffosters last Will & Testament 

In the name of the father and of the Sonn & of the Holy 
Ghoest Amen I Edward ffoster though weake in body yet in 
pfect memory & understanding Do make this my last Will and 
Testament this present twenty fourth of November in the yeare 
of our Lord God one thousand six hundred fourty and three 
And first I bequeath my soul unto the Lord that gave it and 
my body to the Dust from whence it was in certaine hope of 
y e resurrection thereof at the last judgment to ptake of glory 
Concerneing my worldly goods I thus Dispose of them I do 
give and bequeath to my loveing wyfe Lettice ffoster (whom I 
Do make my sole Executrix) All my cattell both one kynd & 
other and all my moveable goods either at hoame or abroad 
w th whomsoever they be, of what name or for what use soev r 
they bee except my books which I Dispose of to my sonn 
Tymothy ffoster, Do give unto my said Executrix freely abso- 
lutely and forever : ffurthermore I do give unto my said Exec- 
utrix the use of my house or houseing and all my lands whereof 
I am at p r sent possessed which lyeth at three sev r all places, one 
at the North River one at the Stony Brooke one at the second 
Cliff untill that my sonn Tymothy ffoster be one and twenty 
yeares of age unto whome I give one third part of my house 
and houseing and one third part of all my land to be Deliv r ed 
unto him at the age of twenty and one yeares Another third 
part of my house and houseing and all my said lands I give to 
the Infant yet unborne whether it be male or female wherewith 
my Executrix goeth to be Delivered to this assigned owner at 
the age of one and twenty yeares, and my said Executrix freely 
to enjoy the use of the other third part of my house houseing 
or lands untill the day of her Death and then that third pt to 
return unto my sonn Tymothy ffoster as his owne pper goods 
unto whom I give it ffreely forever as also the first third part 
specyfied, as also the third part given to the unborne Infant 
I do give it freely unto it forever But if the said Tymothy 
ffoster shall Dye before he comes to Age then his said portion 
shall belong to the unborne infant, who shall receive benefitt 
of it as if it were the said Tymothy himself, at the same tyme 
when he should receive it In like manner if the unborne Infant 



Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories. 249 

shall not live to the tyme of receiveing the said lands they shall 
then returne to Tymothy ffoster or any of his Successors if 
they survive. But if they shall both be dead and the lands 
left w th out an heire I shall leave the ordering of it to the Dis- 
cretion of those faythfull Overseers whom 1 Do Denominate 
and put in trust w ch psons are m r Tymothy Hatherley father 
Richard Sillis Edmond Eddenden & brother Isaack Robinson. 
And I do give power & authoryty unto these my ov r seers that 
if they shall see cause & good so to Doe being by some special! 
meanes prvoaked thereunto and that they shall all joyntly agree 
together in the thing, that they may sell some portion of the 
land in behalf of the mother and her children, and the remayn- 
der of the rest of the lands to be ordered & Disposed given 
and left unto the said psons before specifyed according to 
pporcon before named. And I Do give power unto these my 
overseers in case of Defection or if any be Dead, to choose 
one or more as occation shall serve to have the oversight of 
the said will. So giveing unto my Executrix all my Debts as 
are Due unto me from pson or psons whatsoever requireinge 
also that shee Do pay and make Due Discharge of all such 
Debts as I owe unto any pson or psons whatsoever In wit- 
nes unto the p r misses of this will I Edward ffoster Do set 
my hand & seale. 

Witnesses to this Will Edward ffoster (his seale) 

Tymothy Hatherley 

• and proved upon their oathes by speciall 
Comission graunted by the Court to the 
s d m r Hatherley to take their Oathes. 



Richard Sillis 
Edmond Eddenden 
Thomas Hanford 



The Inventory exhibited on the Oathes of the said Tymothy 
Hatherley Richard Sillis Edmond Eddenden and Lettice ffoster 
at the gen r all Court holden the xx th August 1644 

An Inventory of the goods of the late Deceased Edward 
ffoster taken the xxii th of ffebruar Ann° Dni 1643 by m r 
Tymothy Hatherly Richard Sillis & Edmond Eddenden 

£ 9 d 

Inpris his weareing apparell °3 °5 co 

It bedding 2 flock bedds one boulster three pillowes 1 

2 paire sheets 3 blankets 2 ruggs on cov r let > 05 00 00 
& 1 blankett ) 

It bras pewter and Iron 

It 3 bibles w* other bookes 

It 1 fouling peece 1 sword & belt 

It Tooles 

It earthen ware " 03 00 00 



°3 


1 2 


00 


06 


00 


00 


01 


00 


00 


01 


00 


00 



oo 


06 


00 


OI 


10 


00 


oS 


00 


00 


°5 


00 


00 


OI 


10 


00 


02 


00 


00 


OI 


00 


00 


42 


°3 


00 



250 Plymouth Colony Wills aiid Inventories. 

It one paire of boots 

It one little table forme & chaires & other lumber 

It one mare 

It one cowe 

It one yeareling 

It Swine 

It Corne 



Subscribed by Tymothy Hatherley 
Richard Sillis 
Edmond Eddenden 

[Folios 61, 62 and 63 contain the will and inventory of Stephen 
Hopkins, which we have already printed, in Volume II, pages 
12-17.] 

[fol. 64] A true Inventory of Ephraim Kempton sen of Scittuate 

in the Patent of New Plymouth Taylor being lately Deceased 
May the fift Anno Dm 1645. 

£ * d 

Inpris A Cowe 05 00 00 

It in linnen 03 00 00 

It one new shuite at 04 00 00 

It one other shute at 01 10 00 

It 2 paire of breeches a Doublet & wascoate 01 00 00 

It 2 hats 00 06 08 

It 2 paire of old shooes 1 paire of old stockings 00 03 00 

It a sword and a belt 00 13 04 

It 1 iron pott 1 iron kettle 1 iron skellett 00 13 04 

It in bedding 02 00 00 

It 1 chest at 5 s 00 05 00 

It 1 sacke 00 01 06 

It in silk 00 00 06 

It 1 paire of gloves and 2 gerdles 00 

It 1 kniffe a paire of compas & a bodkine 00 

It 4 piggs at 00 16 

It 44 bushells of wheate 07 00 

It 9 bushells of barley 01 13 

It 4 bushells of peas 00 1 2 

It 7 bushells of Rie 01 

It 20 bushells of Indian Corne 03 00 

It in money 1 1 l6 ° 6 

It 3 bushell sacks 00 08 

It hogshead & other tubbs 00 18 

It in Iron tooles oj 16 

47 J 6 i° 



01 

OI 



06 

06 

OO 

00 

00 
12 00 

01 00 
00 

06 

00 
00 
00 



Dennis, Mass., Vital Records. 



251 



[On folio 65 and part of folio 66 arc recorded the portions of 

Stephen Hopkins' children. These we have already printed, 
in Volume IV, pages 114-119.] 



( To be continue J.) 



DENNIS, MASS., VITAL RECORDS. 

{Continued from page J 69.) 

Betty Baker born 22 of July 1762 

Eunis Baker born 25 of No r 1763 

Mary Baker born 1 of Aug : 1765 

Jerusha Baker born 17 of Sep r 1767 

Gorham Baker born 12 of July 1769 

Priscillah Baker born 3 of June 177 1 

Zipzibah Baker born 17 of Sep . . 1773 

Reuben Baker and his wife Lydia the Births and names of their 

Children 
Nathan Baker born 21 of Dc r 1752 
Reuben Baker born 7 of Dc r 1756 
Joseph Baker born 6 of May 1761 
Elisha Baker born 5 * of April 1763 

[p. 26] Micajah Sears and Anna his wife the Births and names of 

their Children 
Lavina Sears born 26 of No r 1760 
Molly Sears born 27 of Sept, 1763 
Keziah Sears born 1 of May and died 4 of June 1762 
Nathan Sears born 24 of June 1766 
Anne Sears born 27 of June 1773 
Henry Sears born 8 of August 1775 
Christopher Crowel and his wife Deborah the Borths and names of 

their Children 
Sarah Crowe! born . 22 of Nov r 1763 
Levi Crowel born 16 of May 1764 

Heman Crowel born 19 of July 1768 died 6 of No r 1769 
Nathan Crowel born . 29 of May 1766 
Deborah Crowel born 26 of Aug 1 1770 
Bethiah Crowel born 18 of Oc r 1772 
Elizabath Crowel born 10 of No r 1774 
Joshua Crowel born Feb : 7 : 1777 
Isaiah Crowel born 10 of March 1779 

* u 5 " written over " 9 " in different ink. 



252 Dennis, Mass., Vital Records. 

Priscillah Crowd 20 March 1781 
Christopher Crowd born 21 of Sep r 1783 
David Crowd bom 11 of Jan r 1786 
Berzillah Crowd born 14 of Aug : 1789 
Josiah Howes and Lydia his Wife. 
The Births and Names of their Children. 
James Howes born 5 of Nov 1764 
David Howes born 23 of March 1767 
John Howes born 5 of August 1769 
Betty Howes born 29 of Feb r 1772 
Lydia Howes born 20 of July 1774 
Reliance Howes born 29 of Deer, 1776 
Josiah Howes born 19 of July 1779 
Heman Howes born 28 of Oct r 1781 
Susannah Howes born 14 of June 1786 

[p. 27] Micah Chapman and Elizabeth his Wife a record of the 

Births and Names of their Children 
Elizabeth Chapman born Jan r 19 111 1761 
Samuel Chapman born 23 of May 1764 
Howes Chapman born 16 of June 1768 
Isaac Chapman born 27 of April 1770 
Molly Chapman born 1 of Jan r 1775 
From page 1 to Page 27 are Extracts from the 1 Book of Records 

for the Town of Yarmouth. 
Taken off in June 1794 

[p. 28] Rev n Nathan Stone and Mary his Wife A Record of the 

Births and Names of their Chiddren. 
Nathan Stone born 10 of June 1766 
Mary Stone born 18 of Jan r 1768 
Job Cushing Stone born 2 of April 1770 
Nathaniel Stone born 24 of April 1772 
Bridget Stone born 7 of June 1774 
Judith Stone born 25 of Sept. 1776 
Joanna Stone born 15 of May 1779 
John Stone born 29 of March 1782 
Jacob Stone born 25 of Oct r 1784 
Abraham Howes and Lydia his Wife A Record of the Births and 

Names of their Children. 
Keziah Howes born 19 of May 1765 
Micah Howes born 27 of August 1774 
Judah Howes born 28 of March 1778 
Silvanus Baker and Jane his Wife A Record of the Births and Names 

of their Children 
Silvanus Baker born 13 of De " 1757 
Miriam Baker born 3 of Jan r 1759 
Bethuel Baker born 8 of Deer 1761 



Dennis, Mass., Vital Records. 253 

Lydia Baker born 13 of June 1763 

Obadiah Baker born 12 of August 1765 

Jane Baker born 18 of Sep r 1767 

Jonathan Baker bom 11 of Jan r 1770 

Ruth Baker born 29 of August 1772 

Samuel Baker and Rebeckah his Wife A Record of the Births and 

Names of their Children. 
Samuel Baker bom 19 of May 1759 
Zepheniah Baker born 9 of July 1761 
Rebeckah Baker born 23 of August 1763 
by his Wife Sarah 

Thacher Baker born 24 of De cr 1767 
Susanna Baker born 16 of August 1770 
Samuel Baker born 13 of Jany 1788 
Zepheniah Baker born 26 of Nov 1 " 1789 

[p. 29] Seth Baker and Thankfull his Wife A Record of the Births 

and Names of their Children. 
Elizabeth Baker born 5 of Sep r 1762 
Zenas Baker born 12 of Oct r 1764 
Eliphalet Baker born 13 of August 1767 
Priscillai Baker born April 1770 
Seth Baker born 24 of Nov 1 1772 
Isaac Baker born 24 of April 1775 
Mary Baker born 3 of Feb r 1778 
Simeon Baker born 13 of Sep r 1780 
Thankfull Baker bom 5 of August 1783 
Isaiah Baker and Experience his wife a Record of the Births and 

Names of their Children 
Datey Baker born 20 of Oc r 1765 
Ruth Baker born 14 of Jan r 1769 
Isaiah Bake born 23 of March 177 1 
Theophilus Baker born 5 of Feb 1 " 1773 
John Baker born 4 of March 1775 
Ebenzer Baker born 27 of Aug . . 1778 
Crowell Baker born 27 of Feb : 1780 
Samuel Baker born 5 of May 1782 
Susanna Baker born n of July 1786 
Eleazer Killey and Hannah his Wife A Record of the Births and 

Nams of their Children. 
Eleazer Killey bom 4 of Dec r 17 51 
Hannah Killey born 28 of Sep r 1753 
Sarah Killey bom 1 of August 1755 
Browning Killey born 24 of July 1757 
Elihu Killey born 28 of May 1759 
Willbour Killey born 28 of March 17 61 
Deliverance Killey born 3 of Dec r 1762 
Silvanus Killey bom 29 of Oct r 1764 



254 Reports from State Societies. 

Bathsheba Killey born 12 of April 1766 
Mary Killey born 8 of April 176S 
Elizabeth Killey bom 14 of March 1770 
Thomas Killey born 8 of Jan T 1775 
Abner Killey born 11 of Dec r 1776 

( 7b be continued.} 



REPORTS FROM STATE SOCIETIES. 



MASSACHUSETTS SOCIETY. 

Donations to the Library. 

"Edwin Faxon" and " Illustrated Pilgrim Memorial, 1863," both from 
Mr. Edward H. Whorf. 

'/The Rawson Family" (revised 1875), from Mr. Edwin C. Gilman. 

"John Crowe and his Descendants," from Samuel Crowell, M.D. 

Vital Records of the Towns of Chilmark and Upton, Mass. (two vol- 
umes) ; also " Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary 
War, Volume XII," from the Secretary of the Commonwealth. 

"The Plummer System of Genealogical Enumeration," from Mr. Alvin 
Plummer. 

" History of Lenox and Richmond (Mass.)," from Mr. William L. 
Palmer. 

" Illustrated Pilgrim Memorial," from Mr. William A. Wing. 

Members Elected. 
June 20, 1904. 

843. Leonard Smith Doten, Boston, eighth from Edward Doty. 

844. Mrs. Frederic Spelman Nichols, Boston, seventh from John Howland. 

845. Mrs. James Thomas Milne, Fall River, ninth from Francis Cooke. 

846. Ross Steele Faxon, Chattanooga, Tenn., eighth from William 

Bradford. 

847. Mrs. John Miller Macrae, Memphis, Tenn., eighth from William 

Bradford. 

ILLINOIS SOCIETY. 

Members Elected. 
July 14, 1904. 

112. Miss Elizabeth Livingston Steele, Highland Park, eighth from 

William Bradford. 

113. Mrs. Frank Howard Baker, Chicago, ninth from William Brewster. 

114. Martin Gay Lombard, Pullman, Wash., ninth from Stephen Hop- 

kins, eighth from Constance- Hopkins. 

115. Russell Wiles, Chicago, ninth from James Chilton, eighth from 

Mary 2 Chilton. 

116. Mrs. Eugene Solignac Abadie, St. Louis, Mo., ninth from Stephen 

Hopkins, eighth from Constance' 2 Hopkins. 



Pilgrim Notes and Q 



ucries. 2 :5 



117. Miss Louise Otis, Chicago, tenth from John Alden. 

118. Mrs. Olin Stephen Meacham, Chicago, ninth from John Alden. 

119. Miss Elinor Meacham, Chicago, tenth from John Alden. 



OHIO SOCIETY. 

Member Elected. 
June 13, 1904. 
58. Miss Grace Marie Cheever, Cincinnati, tenth from Stephen Hopk: 
ninth from Constance Hopkins. 



WISCONSIN SOCIETY. 

Member Elected. 
June 29, 1904. 
55. Mrs. Charles Augustus Leuthstrom, Milwaukee, seventh Crom 
Richard Warren. 

MAINE SOCIETY. 

Members Elected. 
August 6, 1903. 

45. Elmer Ansel Doten, Portland, seventh from Edward Doty. 
July 16, 1904. 

46. Hiland Lockwood Fairbanks, Bangor, ninth from William Bradford. 

47. Carlotta Mary Swett, M.D., Bangor, tenth from William Bre\^<'.;T. 

48. George Dexter Libby, Gardiner, seventh from John Howland. 



PILGRIM NOTES AND QUERIES. 

Notes. 

Halifax, Mass., Vital Records. Just as we go to press w; n are 
in receipt of a gift of one hundred dollars (S 100.00) from Mrs. Ch.u es 
Stewart Maurice, and one hundred dollars (Si 00.00) from Mrs. S.xiv rl 
Eliot These gifts were made to enable the Massachusetts Society ol 
Mayflower Descendants to begin the work of copying and printing ••■ 
records of births, marriages, intentions of marriage and deaths to....- 
the records of the town of Halifax, Mass., to the end of the year 1 

The work of copying will begin at once, and it is hoped that we iv..« 
soon receive the additional amount (about S500.00) necessary to ensure 
the printing of these records as soon as the copy is ready. The am« 
here acknowledged will provide for making a literal copy of the records 
and probably will also cover the cost of putting into type a small pan i>! 
the copy. 

The records will be printed literally, as in all of our work. The pnee 
of the book will be two dollars (S2.00), postage prepaid. It will contain 
a list of the names of all who have contributed to the expen.se ot the 
publication, also a list of the names of all whose orders for copies uf 



256 Pilgrim Notes and Queries: 

the book, accompanied by a remittance in each case, are received before 
the volume is published. All orders should be addressed to the Editor 
of this magazine. 

Brewster, Mass., Vital Record's. The " Vital Records of the 
Town of Brewster, Massachusetts, to the end of the year 1S49," is now 
in the bindery and will be ready for delivery by the time this note is before 
our readers. This volume of nearly three hundred pages (including a 
complete full-name index) contains a literal copy of every record of a birth, 
marriage, intention of marriage, or death found in the records of die 
town of Brewster, Mass., to the date named. It is issued by the Massa- 
chusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, at the charge of the Cape 
Cod Town Record Fund, and will contain a list of all persons who have 
contributed to that fund, also a list of all persons who have paid in advance 
for copies of the book. All receipts from sales of these records will be 
returned to the Cape Cod Town Record Fund to be used again in pub- 
lishing literal copies of the records of other towns on Cape Cod. 

The price of the volume will be two dollars ($2.00). All orders should 
be addressed to the Editor of this magazine. 

An Unusual Opportunity to Secure Sets of The Mayflower 
Descendant. Until February 1, 1905, and not after that date, sets of 
the first six bound volumes (1 899-1904) of The Mayflower Descendant 
will be sold for nine dollars ($9.00) ; or these six bound volumes, together 
with subscription for Volume VII (1905), for ten dollars ($10.00). Each 
volume is bound in the Society's standard binding, and is in perfect con- 
dition, with every plate in place. Until the date specified any single 
bound volume will be mailed, postage prepaid, for two dollars (5 2.00). 
The regular price of bound volumes is $3.00 each, and the subscription 
price for Volume VII (1905) is $2.00. The remarkably low prices of this 
special offer have been fixed in order to secure quickly much needed funds 
for the Society's work. All orders should be addressed to the Editor. 

Holiday Gifts. We would remind our readers that a set of the six 
bound volumes of this magazine will make a most appropriate and accept- 
able holiday gift to any person who is descended from Pilgrim ancestry. 
Every, such gift made will also assist in the important work in which this 
Society is engaged. 

"The Mayflower." It is very gratifying to learn that Messrs. 
John A. Lowell & Co., of Boston, have decided to make the steel en- 
graving of Marshall Johnson's historical painting " The Mayflower," as 
mentioned in the April and July numbers of this magazine, and are now 
at work upon it. We have been requested by the publishers to announce 
that if the sale of the engraving proves a financial success, they will pre- 
sent the original painting to the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower 
Descendants. 

As we have already stated, this painting of "The Mayflower" is thor- 
oughly satisfactory from the standpoint not only of the historian, but of 
the mariner and the art critic. For the benefit of those who may desire 
to get an idea of the appearance of the engraving when completed, a 
framed photograph of the painting, of the size of the engraving, has been 
hung in the rooms of the Massachusetts Society and all who are interested 
are invited to call and inspect it. 

It will interest collectors to know that the publishers have decided 
to issue a very limited number of signed artist's proofs printed on vellum. 



INDEX OF PERSONS. 



Abadie, mrs. Eugene Solignac, 254 


Alden j 

Allden > Lydia, m-113 

cont'd ) 


Adams, Charles Francis, 27, 29, 3: 


'• 59 


doctor, 226 




Edward M., 28 




Mary, 22,71-73, iii-iij, 244 


John, 146 




Mercy, no, in 


Mary, 188 




Millbury Weston, 1 13 
Nathan, 11 1-113, x 79 
Nathaniel, 123, 194, 195, 200 


Addington, Isaac, 197, 199 




Agadoademego I . j. 
Agodoadomego [ mdian ' ICI 






Noah, 11 1, ii2, 22S 


Akin, John, 1S7 




Olive, 113 


Alden ) , , . ., 
Allden } Abigail, in, 174-1 78 




Otis, 1 12, 1 13 
Phebe, 1 1 1 


Abner, in 




Polly, 112, 113, 124 


Amaziah, in 




Priscilla, 71, in, 112, 243 


Ann, 112 




Rebecca, 112, 113 


Benjamin, 25, 239, 241-243 




Ruth, 112, 113, 244 


Betsey, 112, 113 




Sally. 112 


Briggs, 123 




Samuel, 113, 239 


Charles H., 190 




Sarah, 1 12, 113, 244 


Daniel, 113 




Serena, 113 


David, in, 112, 175, 176, 239-242 


Seth, 112, 113 


deacon, in 




Solomon, 113 


Deborah, 11 1 




Susanna, 112, 113 


Earl, 112, 113 




Thankful, 1 n 


Ebenezer, 110-113, 124 




Timothy, 1 1 1 


Eliab, in 




Vienna, 1 13 


Elihu, 112, 113 




William, 194-196, 198-200 


Elijah, 112, 113 




Zachariah, 194, 200 


Elizabeth, no, 129, 194, 195, 


19S, 


Alderson, Victor Clifton, 31 


199, 244 




Allen } 


Eunice, in 




Allin > David, 1S0 


Fear, in 




Allyn ) 


Gideon, 112 




Francis Olcott, 32, 61 


Hannah, 23, 111-113, 179, 228 




Hephzibah, 179 


Hattie Lucinda, 63 




Mar)-, 179, 180 


Hopestill, no 




Mercy, 180 


Isaac, 71, 72, 1 10, in 




Nathaniel, 179, 180 


Israel, 113 




Priscilla, 244 


Jael, 112, 113 




Samuel, 73 


Jared, 113 




Thomas, 103 


Joanna, 112 




William, 185, 244 


John, 22, 25, 60, 63, 64, 71 


-74, 


Allerton, Fear, 244 


110-114, 125, 126, 129, 147, 


174. 


Isaac, 16, 17, 58, 120, [43" I 4S> M 


178, 179, 191-200, 228, 239, 


240, 


244 


242-244, 255 




Mar)-, 58, 120, 244 


Jonathan, 174-178 




Remember, 244 


Joseph, 71-74, no, in 




Walter Scott, 60 


Judah, in, 123 




Ames, Abigail, 8 


Lemuel, in, 112 




Benjamin, 8 


Lois, m, 112 




Bethiah, 8 


Lucinda, 113 




Daniel, 8 


Lucy, 112, 113 




Deborah, 8 



257 



25S 



Index of Persons* 



^'v| Elizabeth ' s 

Fisher, 27 

Hannah, 8 

John, 8 

Jonathan, 8 

Joshua, 8 

Martha, 8 

Mary, 8 

Sarah, 8 

William, 8 
ANABLE, Anthony, 146 
Andrews ) 
Andrus } ,144,212,224 

corporal, 223 

Jacob, 75, 225 

John, 46 

Lydia, 46 

Richard, 147 
Ann, negro, S3 
Ansel, Mar)-, 237 
Arnold, Seth, 175-177 
Aspinwall, Algernon Aikin, 63 
Assten, Robert, 56 
Atkins, Elizabeth, 203 

Henry, 203 

Joseph, 51-54 
ATWELL, Hezekiah, 224 
Atwood, Eldad, 52 

Eleazer, 52 

John, 54 

Mary L., 63 

Stephen, 203 
Avery, Clara Arlette, 64 

sergeant, 76 
Ayers, Charles Henry, 64 

Babcock, Augustus Hatch, 127 
Bacon, Horace S., 27, 124 
Baggadussett, indian, 101 
Bailey ) 

Baily > , 72 

Bayley ) 

Samuel, 187 
Baker ) 

Bake > , 53 

Bacer ) 

Abigail, 169 

Anne, 95 

Barnabas, 3 

Benit, 82 

Bethiah, 20 

Bethuel, 252 

Betty, 251 

Crowell, 253 

Datey, 253 

Davis, 169 

Deborah, 3 

Dorcas, 94 

Ebenezer, 253 



Baker 
Bake 
Bacer ( 
cctiVd J 



Edward, 2 



Eldredge, 93 

Eleazer, 169 

Eliphalet, 253 

Elisha, 251 

Elizabeth, 3, 253 

Enoch, 215 

Eunice, 251 

Experience, S;, r?;j 

Fear, 83 

mrs. Frank Howard, 254 

Gorham, 251 

Heman, 4 

Hephzibah. 251 

Huldah, 3 

Isaac, 51-53. 94. 95, 253 

Isaiah, 3, 253 

James, 93 

Jane, 3, 4, 169, 252, 253 

Jeremiah, 156, 216 

Jerusha, 93, 251 

John, 155, 215, 253 

Jonathan, 167, 253 

Joseph, 251 

Joshua, 169 

Josiah, 21 

Judah, 3, 169 

Kenelm, 20, 21 

Keziah, 20, 93, 169 

Lydia, 251, 253 

Lorenzo D., 27, 190 

Luke, 169 

Mary, 169, 251, 253 

Mary Abba, 2 

Mercy, 3, 93 

Miriam, 252 

Moses, 4 

Nathan, 251 

Nathaniel, 93 

Obadiah, 253 

Priscilla, 95, 251, 253 

Rebecca, 3, 21, 253 

Reuben, 251 

Ruth, 253 

Samuel, 3, 20, 21, 253 

Sarah, 20, 21, 93, 167, 253 

sergeant, 222 

Seth, 3, 94, 253 

Silvanus, 252 

Simeon, 167, 253 

Susanna, 253 

Tamson, 3 

Thacher, 253 

Thankful, 3, 253 

Theophilus, 4, 253 

Thomas, 216 

Timothy, 3, 169 



Index of Persons. 



59 



Baker] 

Bake ,.. . . 

BacerP 11 ^ 13 ' 1 ? 1 

cont'd J 

William, 2, 82, 93 

Zenas, 253 

Zephaniah, 253 

Zipzibah, 251 
Baldwin ) T 
Baldwain \ J ames ' 75 

mrs. Lyman Hayden, 64 

Ballou, , 191 

Bangs ) 

Banges > Allen, 167, 168 

Baings ) 

Chipman, 155 

Ebenezer, 155 

Edward, 146, 152, 154, 219, 233 

Elijah, 217 

Elisha, 155 

Elizabeth, 152, 216 

Elkanah, 219 

Experience, 56 

Hubbard, 56 

Jonathan, 56, 152, 155, 161, 164, 
167, 168, 216, 233 

Joseph, 168 

Joshua, 156, 203, 216, 233 

Mary, S3, 152 

Mehitable, 216 

Melatiah, 218 

Nathan, 156 

Phebe, 168 

Rebecca, 167 

Samuel, 217, 218, 220 

Sarah, 154, I57> 233 

Seth, 154, 155, 215, 217, 220 

Solomon, 215 

Thankful, 156 

Thomas, 156 

Zenas, 168 
Barden, Caleb, 229 

Deborah, 229 

Rachel, 228 

Stephen, 229 

Timothy, 228 
Barker, , 87 

Abner, 69 

Anna, 69 

Desire, 69 

Eben F., 61 

Edward T., 27 

mrs. Edward T., 27 

Hannah, 20, 69 

John, 20, 69 

Jonathan, 69 
Barnaey \ t _ e _ o. 
Barnabe \ James ' ?' 8l 
Barnes, John, 173 
Barrow, , 113 



Barry, mrs. William Wesley, 60 
BARTLETT ) mrs. Adolphus Clay, 59, 
Bartlet \ 125 

Benjamin, -4.5-49 

Cecilia, 44, 4S, 49 

Desire, 19 

Ebenezer, 45 

Elizabeth, 19 

Hannah, 22 

Ichabod, 19, 45 

Joseph, 19, 46 

Mary, 44, 245 

Nathaniel, 19 

Rebecca, 45 

Robert, 44, 245 

Samuel, 45-49, 130 

Sarah, 19, 44 

Susanna, 44 
Bartol, George E., 61 
Bass, James Wood, 192 

John, 244, 

Ruth, 244 
Bassett f . , . ., 
Bassit [ Abl g ail >93 

Deborah, 93 

Elisha, 93 

Lot, 93 

Lydia, 93 

Mary, 136 

Nathaniel, 160 

Ruhamah, 93 

Samuel, 93 

William, 93, 146 

BATls| Eli2abeth — ? 

Joanna, 227 

Joseph, 227 

mrs. Joshua, 27 ' 

Thomas, 227 
Baxter, Benjamin, 93 

Reuben, 93 

Ruth, 93 

Stephen, 93 

Thomas, 93 

Zilpha, 93 
Beals, Joseph E., 27 
Bearse ) c , 
Bierse [Sarah, i 37 

Beauchamp, John, 143, 144, 147, 212 
Bell, , 76, 225 

James, 9, 10 

Jared W., 27 
Bender, mrs. Victor Emanuel, 60, 191 
Bennett ) 

Bennet > Abigail, 179 
Benet ) 

Ebenezer, 7 

Jacob, 227 

Joanna, 180 

John, 151, 220, 241, 243 



26<D 



Index of Persons. 



Bennett ] 

Bennet I t , ' ' _ 

Benet Jose P h ' lSo ' 22S 

cont'd 

Lucia, 22S 

Mercy, 179, 227, 229 

Nehemiah, 179, 227, 229 

Peter, 151 

Priscilla, 148 

Thankful, 228 

William, 229 

Benton, , 74, 75 

Berry J 

Berrie > Ebenezer, 153 

Berey ) 

Experience, 154 

John, 83 

Judah, 56, 153, 154, 215, 219 

Mary, 56 

Mercy, 153 

Priscilla, 215 

Sarah, 219 

Susanna, 8^ 
Besse, Rebecca, 137 
Bickford ) -^ , , 
Bigford [Deborah, 207 

Hannah, 207 

Jeremiah, 207 

Mary, 14 

Robert Sloane, 60, 231 
Billings, lieutenant, 225 

Samuel, 224, 225 
Billington, John, 124, 146, 244 
Bingham, Jabez, 74 
Bissell, James Dougal, 60 

Blackston, , 209 

Blakeney, general, 224 
Blatchford, Paul, 62 
Blish, Abraham, 197 
Blodgett, mrs. Edward E., 190 
Bodfish, Bridget, 98 
Bodge, George M., 27 
Bonney, Dorcas, 245 

Thomas, 245 
Booth, doctor, 225 
Borcherling, mrs. Charles, 27 
Borden, Abraham, 111 

Priscilla, in 
Bosworth, Hannah, 244 

Jonathan, 244 
Bourne, Elizabeth, 18 

Thomas, 18 
Bowman, George Ernest, 6, 8, 22, 
26-29, 32-35, 44. 7i. 77» 86, 114, 
125, 129, 147. *74i l8 4. I9°» *93» 

239 
Bradford, Alden, 125 
Alice, 17, 45 
Dorothy, 58 
Ephraim, 243 



Bradford / , . ,,,.,. , 

cont'd \ Lmcat NN llder « 6 3 

John, 90 

Mercy, 244 

Perez, 121 

Rebecca, 45 

Sarah, 45 

William, 16, 45, 5S, 60, 61 , 63, 
72-74, 78, 79, Si, 09-101, 104, 
107, 109, 125, 126, 141-145- U7. 
170, 174, 175. 177, 191, 192, 207, 
211, 213, 214, 243-247, 254. 255 
Bramble, Catherine I)., 27, 61 
Branch, Experience, iS 

Lydia, 18 
Brand, mrs. Otis Henry, 126 
Brewster, Charles Augustus, 32 

Fear, 244 

Jonathan, 57, 5S, 146 

Love, 44, 125, 191 

Mary, 57, 58 

Patience, 127, 230, 234, 244 

Sarah, 44 

Walter Shaw, 61 

William, 44, 46, 48, 57, 5S, 60, 61, 
125, 127, 146, 147, 174, 191, 192, 
215, 230, 234, 242,244, 254, 255 
Brookfield, Frank, 60 
Brook man, mrs. Henry D., 126 
Brooks, Elizabeth, 245 

Robert, 245 

£K} ="»*«.«■ 

James, 244 

James Crosby, 61 

John Barker, 192 

Lydia, 244 

Mary, 244 

Noah Tinkham, 50 

Peter, 146, 191, 244 

Polly, 50 

Priscilla, 244 

Rebecca, 244 

Robert Barker, 50 

Samuel, 50, 51 

Samuel R., 50 

Tabitha, 50 

mrs. William Liston, 62 
Buel, Elizabeth C. Barney, 124, 128 
Burges, Mary, 153 

Samuel, 153 
Burrill, John, no, III 

Mercy, 1 10 
Burrows, sergeant, 75 

Burslem, , 209 

Bush, Allen Shaw, 126 

Charles Homer, 61 

J. Foster, 27 
Button, John, 224 
Byfield, Nathaniel, 132, 134, 135 



Index of Persons. 



261 



Caldwell, Charles Tufts, 63 
Callander, Ellis, 19S 
Camp, Julia Frances, 126 
Campbell, John, 19S, 200 
Cane, Hannah, 9 
Cannada, Alexander, 81 
Capen, Elmer H., 59 
Mary Warren, 191 
Samuel B., 124, 190 
Cary 



Carey 



Eleazer, 113 



John, 132, 134, 135, 1S6, 187 
Lucy, 113 
Sarah, 44 
Carpenter, mrs. Allen F., 2 
Carruth, William Ward, 60 
Carter, W T alter S., 26 

Cartwright, , 172 

Case, William Wallace, 63 
Castle, William H., 61 
Chandler j 

Chaundler J , 25 

Chanler ) 
Isabella, 244 
Joseph, 242 
Roger, 244 
Samuel, 173 

Chapman, , 225 

Betty, 4 
David, 4 
Elizabeth, 4, 252 
Howes, 252 
Isaac, 252 
John, 4 
Micah, 252 
Molly, 252 
Ralph, 4, 154 
Samuel, 76, 252 

Chappel, , 76 

Charles, king, 169 
Chase, Abner, 167 
Anthony, 167 
Deborah, 167 
Elizabeth, 167 
Isaac, 154 
Judah, 154 
Lydia, 167 
Mehitable, 167 
Nathan, 167 
Owen, 167 
Priscilla, 167 
Thomas, 167 
Chatfield, mrs. Albert H., 62 
Chauncy ) 

Chauncey > , 173 

Chancey ) 

Charles, 170, 195, 196, 198 
Cheever, Grace Marie, 255 
Cheney, Charles Edward, 62 
mrs. Charles Edward, 62 



Child J ,-* „ r ... 

CHILDs( Dttdhj y R -' , 9 1 

Edith, 191 
Elizabeth, 19 
Grace, 19 
Hannah, 19 
Joseph, 19 
Mary, 19 
Patience, 19 
Priscilla, 19 
Richard, 19 
Sarah, 19 
Thankful, 13S 
Chilton, Isabella, 244 

James, 60, 125, 191, 192, 244, 254 
Mary, 60, 125, 101, 192, 244. 254 
Chipman, Hannah, 139 
Hope, 139, 244 
John, 244 
Church, Benjamin, 1S2, 184 
Elizabeth, 245 
Fred, no, 114 
Gamaliel, 113 
Isaac, 113 
James, 113 
Joseph, 48 
Lydia, 113 
Richard, 245 
William Piatt, 125 
Claflin, Price Colby, 126 
Clark } 

Clarke > Alonzo Howard, 63 
Clerk ) 

Andrew, 153 
Augustus P., 59 
Charles, 56 

Ebenezer, 152, 220 

Elinor, 83 

Elizabeth, 56, 220 

Eunice, 153 

Faith, 77 

Genevieve, 27 

Isaac, 217 

John, 1S8, 215 

Joseph, 123 

Nathaniel, 81, 155, 215, 217 

Sarah, 56, 220 

Scotoway, 152, 154 

Seth, 154, 155 

Susanna, 238 

Thankful, 220 

Thomas, 56, 219, 220 

William, 7 
Cleavland, Moses, 224 

g£ B } Benjamin.. 54 

Ebenezer, 229 
Elkanah, 218 
Gershom, 226, 229 
Hope, 229 



262 



Index of Persons, 



Cobb ) 

Cob > James, 225 

cont'd ) 

Joanna, 226 

John, 226 

Jonathan, S3, 153-155, 21S, 219 

Lydia, 226 

Martha, 226 

Melatiah, 229 

Ruth, 229 

Samuel, 155 

Sarah, 83, 99, 226 

Thankful, 206 
COE, John, 129 
Colburn, Sarah Jane Bulloch, 191 

C00L E | Daniel > 2 °4 

E. Edward, 60, 125 
Elizabeth, 55 
Ephraim, 47 
James, 204 
Job, 204 
Joseph, S3 
Mary, 204, 23S 
Mercy, 83 
Rebecca, 204 
Ruth, 204 
Samuel, 56 
Stephen, 55 
William, 51, 204 
Collier ) .,-,,. , ,. 

COLLYER^ 112 ^ 6111 '^ 1 

Mary, 127, 230, 232,234 
Robert, 35 

William, 127, 212, 230-232 
Collins, Joseph, 204 
J. W., 65 
Ruth, 204 

COMSTOCK ) 

Comstoc ^ergeant, 223,225 
Conant, Sarah, 205 
Coxgdon, G. E., 191 
Cooke } 

Cook > Benjamin, 14 
Coke ) 

Damaris, 244 

Ebenezer, 15 

Elisha, 196, 197 

Ephraim, 15 

Francis, 60, 125, 126, 146, 174, 191, 
244, 245, 254 

Hester, 244 

Jacob, 102, 244 

Jane, 244 

John, 102, 245, 246 

Joseph, 14 

Joshua, 15 

Josiah, 15, 174, 203 

Martha, 15 
^ Mary, 244 



^ Mercy, 14, 15 



Cooke 
Cook 

COKK 

cont'd 

Moses, 15 

Nathaniel, 14 

Patience, 15 

Richard, 14 

Ruhamah, 15 

Sarah, 245 

Shubael, 14 

Simeon, 15 
Coomes, John, 244 

Sarah, 244 
Cooper, Richard, 81 
Copeland, mrs. George Walter, 125, 

Corwix, Elizabeth, 245 

George, 245 
Cotton, Josiah, 97 
Counselmax, mrs. Charles, 126 

Edith, 126 
Covel, Sarah, 46 

Cocks } Edward V 2 * 

Hannah, 180, 227 

John, 1S0, 227 

Mary, 227 
Crandall \ , y . ,. T 
Crandal \ Herbert L - 2 7 

mrs. Herbert L., 26, 27 

Samuel, 224 
Crandon, Edwin S.. 59, 190, 191 

Ruth Wilbur, 62 

Thomas Frank Philip, 62 
Crane, Benjamin, 185 

Warren C, 27, 29, 34, 61 
Crispe, George, 203 

Mary, 203 
Crocker, Hannah, 237 
Crooker, Christopher, 18 

Elizabeth, 19 

Francis, 18 

Jeremiah, 19 

Joanna, 19 

Jonathan, 18, 19 

Lydia, 18 

Mary, 18, 19 

Ruth, 18 
Crosby \ 

Crosbey > , 154, 21S 

Crosbie ) 

Ann, 94 

Barnabas, 94 

Daniel, 220 

David, 94 

Eleazer, 152, 153, 156, 217, 219 

Elizabeth, 83, 153 

Eunice, 217, 219 

Hannah, 154 



Index of Persons. 



263 



Crosby ^J 
Crosp.ey I ,, " 
Crosbie f Hope, 217 

confd J 

Huldah, 154 

Increase, 219 

Isaac, 152 

James, 215 

Jane, 94 

Jesse, 220 

John, 55, 154,155,215 

Keziah, 152 

Levi, 94, 216 

Martha, 217 

Mary, 152, 155 

Mehitable, 94 

Mercy, 156 

Moses, 56, 154 

Nathan, 94 

Nathaniel, 154, 220 

Patience, 156 

Peter, 220 

Phebe, 94, 152 

Rebecca, 152 

Ruth, 152 

Samuel, 152, 154, 216, 219 

Sarah, 153, 155 

Seth, 152 

Silvanus, 152 

Simon, 56, 152, 217 

Susanna, 94 

Tabitha, 1 54 

Thomas, 55, 152-155, 215, 217, 220 

William, 152, 154, 156 
Crow ell ) 

Crowel > Aaron, 91, 168 
Crowe ) 

Abigail, 169 

Abner, 168 

Amos, 169 

Anthony, 168 

Barnabas, 168 

Barzillai, 252 

Bethiah, 2, 251 

Betty, 94 

Christopher, 2, 251, 252 

David, 3, 168, 252 

Deborah, 251 

Deliverance, 168, 169 

Ebenezer, 94, 168 

Edward, 3, 94 

Eleazer, 168 

Elisha, 94 
Elizabeth, 2, 251 
Enoch, 2 
Fear, 91 
Hannah, 2 
Heman, 168, 251 
Hersey, 168 
Hecekiah, 94 



Isaac, 1 63 



Crow ell 
Crowel 
Crowe 
cont'd J 

Isaiah, i6S, 251 
James, 168 
Jasher, 16S, 169 
Jemima, 94 
John, 2, 168, 254 
Jonathan, 3, 16$ 
Joseph, 168 
Joshua, 3, 94, 251 
Josiah, 91 
Judah, 16S 
Levi, 251 
Lucy, 94 
Mary, 2, 168 
Mehitable, 94 
Mercv, 91, 16S 
Michael, iGS 
Nathan, 251 
Oliver, 168 
Phebe, 94, 16S 
Priscilla, 91, 252 
Rebecca, 94 
Reuben, 91 
Samuel, 16S. 254 
mrs. Samuel, 60 
Sarah, 2, 3, 91, 94, 16S, 251 
Seth, 97, 169 
Shubael, 94, 168 
Silvanus, 16S 
Solomon, 3 
Susanna, S3, 94 
Tabitha, 94 
Temperance, 2, 16S 
Thankful, 91, 94 
Theodate, 16S 
Thomas, 3, 94. 168 
William, 2, 16S 
Zilpha, 168 
Cuckson, John, 59 
Cudbers, Cudbert, 146 
Cudworth, James, 99 
Curtis, mrs. Henry M., 62 

Lew-is Beers, 192 
Cushing, Abigail, 21 
Joshua, 21 
Mary, 21 
Cushman, Alethea, 120, 121 
Allerton, 120-123 
Asenath, 1 21-123 
Charles Livingston, 127 
Elisha, 121 
Elkanah, 120 
Ephraim, 121-123 
Harmony, 121 
Joseph, 120-122 
Joshua, 121 
Lydia, 1 21-123 



264 



Index of Persons. 



CUSHMAN") , f 

confd ) Mary, 120-123,244 

Ruth, 244 

Sarah, 121 

Thomas, 102, 244 
Cuthbertson, Cuthbert, 146 

Dandridge, Nathaniel Pendleton, 62 
Darling, Elizabeth, 226 

John, 226 

Rebecca, 229 

Thomas, 226, 229 
David, negro, 83 
Davis, , 76, 160 

Hannah, 140 

Rowland, 27, 32, 61 

Ozora S., 35, 59 

Sarah, 205 
Dean, Stephen, 146 

De Chufore, , 19S, 200 

Delano "1 
Delanoe I ,,, 
Deleno fAlden,ii2 

Delono J 

Ben., 242 

Benoni, 23 

Calvin, 112 

David, 23 

Deborah, 112 

Elizabeth, 127 

Hannah, 22 

Jabez, 186 

Jonathan, 23, 25, 186 

Joseph, 23-25 

Joshua, 23 

Lydia, 112 

Mary, 23, 112, 244 

Nathaniel, 1S6 

Ruth, 23 

Sarah, 23 

Thomas, 22-25, 72, 242, 244 
Denis, Robert, 158 
de Razier, Isaac, 104, 108 
Dexter, Mary, 127 

Morton, 26, 27, 29, 32, 33, 57, 59, 
65, 124, 190 

Thomas, 127 
Dickenson, Elizabeth, 244 

John, 244 
Dike, Gideon, 225 
Dillingham ) 
Dilingham > Desire, 218 

DlLIGHAM ) 

Edward, 56 
John, 56, 218, 219 
Lydia, 56 
Susanna, 219 
Dingley, John, 19, 69 
Sarah, 19, 69 



Doane 

Done } ' ,02 

Apphia, 13 

Ebenezer, 13 

Elisha, 54 

Ephraim, 13 

Hezekiah, 13 

Ida F., 28 

John, 14, 52 

Joseph, 83, 97 

Marguerite T., 27, 28 

Mary, 13 

Mehitable, 14 

Nehemiah, 13 

Patience, 13, 15 

Rebecca, 16 

Ruhama, 13, 

Solomon, 14 

Thomas, 13 

William Howard, 26-28, 31, 32, 34, 
41-43,62 
Doggett ) 

Dogget > Abigail, 19 
Doget ) 

Bathsheba, 19, 20 

Ebenezer, 20 

Elizabeth, 20 

Isaac, 20 

Lydia, 20 

Mary, 20 

Samuel, 19, 20 

Sarah, 20 

Seth, 20 

Thotnas, 18 

William, 18 
Dorman, corporal, 222 
Doten, Elmer Ansel, 255 
Leonard Smith, 259 

g™j Desire, 7 8, ,„ 

Edward, 59, 60, 77, 125, 146, 244, 
2 54, 255 

Elisha, 77, 78 

Elizabeth, 77, 244 

Faith, 77 

Isaac, 77, 7S, Si 

John, 77-79, 81 

Josiah, 77, 78 

Martha, 77, 78 

Mary, 244 

Patience, 78 

Paul A. L., 33 

Samuel, 77, 7S 

Sarah, 77-79, 81 

Theophilus, 81 

Down am, , 172 

Downer, Asenath, 1 21-123 

Joseph, 121-123 
Drew, John, 23 

Ruth, 23 

Sarah, 23 



Index of Persons. 



2C5 



Dudley, , 198 

Dunham, mrs. Jeremiah Stelle, 102 

M, 113 

Mary, 136 

Samuel, 81 

Susanna, 113, 138 

Sylvester C, 61 
Dunhanada, indian, 101 
Durfee, Winthrop Carver, 125 
Durke, lieutenant, 76 

Eames, Hannah, 18 

Jane, 18 

Jonathan, 18 
Eaton, Francis, in, 146, 244 

Rachel, 244 

Thankful, 1 1 1 
Eddenden, Edmund, 249, 250 
Eddy I ,,- •, P 
Eedy \ Abl S ai1 ' 22S 

Benjamin, 228 

Lydia, 1 1 1 

Obadiah, 228 

Samuel, 1 11, 246 
Edson, Mary F., 27 
Eells, James, 124 
Eldred 1 
Eldredge i Anna, 166 
Eldrige ) 

Daniel, 166 

Eli, 166 

Elisha, 51-54 

Keziah, 166 

Levi, 166 

Lydia, 166 

Mary, 166 

Rebecca, 166 

Reliance, 166 

Samuel, 166 

Sarah, 166, 205 

William, 205 

Ella Florence, 127, 230 

mrs. Samuel, 255 
Elizabeth, queen, 107 
Ellis, Caleb Holt, 63 

mrs. Frank R., 62 
Elmer, lieutenant, 225 
Ely, John Hugh, 62 
Endicott, John, 213 
Essemenosque, indian, 101, 102 
Ewell, John Louis, 28, 32 
Ewer, Mary, 236 
Everel, James, 194 

Fahnestock, James F., 61 
Fairbanks, Henry Nathaniel, 28, 127 

Hiland Lockwood, 255 

Mittie B., 191 



Farrar, Sarah, 236 
Faunce ) 

ffaunce > James, 180 
Fance ) 

John, 146 

Joseph, 180, 228 

Martha, 1S0, 228 

Roxana C, 28 

Thomas, 87, 90 
Faxon, Darius, 50 

Edwin, 254 

Elisha, 50 

Mercy, 50 

Orign, 50 

Ross Steele, 254 

Sarah, 50 

Sophia, 50 

Thomas Cushing, 50 

Walter Collycr, 27, 29, 35, 61 

Welthea, 50 
Ferbus, general, 224 
Fethers, mrs. Ogden H., 63 
Field, Daniel, 7 

Hannah, 7 

Mehitable, 7 

Sarah, 7 
Fitch, Ashbel Parmalee, 32, 61 

Billy, 74 

captain, 75, 76. 225 

Elisha, 75, 76, 220, 225 

Jabez, 74, 220 

lieutenant, 220, 225 

Pelatiah, 75, 224 
Fittrandle, Mary, 99 
Fleming, Francis, 224 
Fletcher ) T . r .., 
Flecher }Huabeth,ai7 

Hannah, 156 

John, 154, 156, 217 

Mary, 154 
Fobes ) 
FFOBES > William, 129, 131 

FFOABS ) 

Foot, Ephraim, 1 21-123 

Lydia, 1 21-123 
Forbes, Henry D., 27 
Ford ) 
fford > Alice, 68 

FFOORD ) 

Desire, 18 
Hannah, 70 
James, 70 
John, 18, 69, 100 
Joseph, 18, 20, 21 
Josiah, 6S, 69 
Julia A. P., 2S, C3 
Lois, 18, 20, 21 
Mary, 6S 
Michael, 70 
Paul, 21 



266 



Index of Persons, 



Ford ] 




Freeman 




FFORD D ,, 

> Ruth, 18 


FFREEMAN 




FFOORD j ' ly 


FFREMAN 


' Joseph, 152, 220 


confd J 


Freema 


Sarah, 68, 69 


FFREEMA 




Tabitha, 20 


cont'd 




Theodosius, 6S 


Joshua, 217 


William, 6S 


Lemuel, 152 


Forrist, Asa, 50 


Lydia, 152 


John, 50 


Mary, 152, 203, 204 


Molly, 50 


Mehitable, 219 


Sukey, 50 


Mercy, 55, 153, 201, 204, 230, 231 


Susan, 50 


Nathaniel, 83, 152, 202 


Wellman, 50 


Patience, 12 


FosTER \ , 2lS 


Phebe, 155 


FFOSTER j ' 


Prince, 152 


Benjamin, 228 


Priscilla, 202, 204 


Chillingsworth, 53, 56, 153, 155, 


Rebecca, 55, 152, 204 


219 


Samuel, 201-204, 230, 231, 234 


Edward, 74, 248, 249 


Sarah, 152, 155, 156 


Elizabeth, 228 


Simeon, 202 


Jerusha, 155 


Temperance, 152 


John, 81 


Thankful, 13 


Lettice, 248, 249 


Thatcher, 152 


Mercy, 56 


Thomas, 55, 56, 152 


Moriah, 228 


Watson, 155, 156, 217 


Nathaniel, 153 


Fry, colonel, 74 


Timothy, 248, 249 


Fuller, , 23S 


Volney W., 62 


Edward, 63, 192, 244 


Fraine, Edith Ellery, 60 


Elinor, 228 


Freeman 




F. A., 124 


ffreeman 




John, in, 238 


ffreman 


• Abigail, 13, 202, 204, 206 


Jonathan, 228 


Freema 




Levi Harper, 192 


ffreema 




Linus E., 27, 61 


Alice, 204 


Lydia, 1 1 1 


Anne, 13 


Molly, 228 


Apphia, 201, 203, 230, 231, 234 


Samuel, 146, 192, 213, 215, 244 


Barnabas, 202, 204 


William E., 28, 29 


Bathshua, 202 




Benjamin, 152, 154, 215, 219 


Gage, John, 154 


Betty, 216 


Matthew, 153, 155 


Constant, 201 


Samuel, 154 


David, 202 


William, 155 


Desire, 152 


Zebulun, 153 


Ebenezer, 13, 53, 54 


Gale, doctor, 225 


Edmund, 53 


Gallup, captain, 76, 223 


Elkanah, 55, 155 


Gardner, James. 69 


Elisha, 152, 202 


Jane, 69 


Enoch, 202 


Mary, 69 


Fear, 152 


George, king, 185 


Hannah, 204 


Gibs, , 143 


Hatsuld, 153-155. 216, 219 


Gifford, Edith, 63 


Henry Varnum, 62 


Giles, sergeant, 74, 76, 224 


Isaac, 152, 154, 217 


Gilman, Edwin C., 254 


James, 202, 204 


Glover, Mary, 98 


Jennet, 13 


Goff, , 143 


John, 55, 152, 153, 156, 202, 215, 


Goodrich, W. W., 26-35 


231 


Goodspeed, Mary, 99, 135 


Jorathj 


m, 55. 153 


Mercy, 


140 



Index of Persons. 



267 



GORDF.N, , 223 




Hall, Abigail, 95, 163 
Barnabas, 2 


Gorges, Ferdinando, 14. 


z, 209 


GORHAM ) 




Bathsheba, 166 


Goreham > Desire, 244 




Benjamin, 166 


Go RUM ) 




Betty, 2 


Experience, 237 




Daniel, 153, 165 


Henry S., 1S1 




David, 51 


John, 160, 181-184, 


244 


Dinah, 166 


Mar)-, 99 




Ebenezer, 166 


Shubael, 1S1 




Edmund, 2, 165 


Gott, Charles, 215 




Elizabeth, 166 


Gould, Abigail, 85 




Enoch, 153, 166 


Elizabeth, 85 




Ezra, 166 


Grace, 8^, 85 




Gershom, 163, 1G5. 219 


John, 85 




Hannah, 2, 95, 1 1 1 


Joseph. 85 




Henry, 166 


Mary, 85 




Hephzibah, 165 


Nathaniel, 83, 85 




Isaac, 3 


Phebe, 85 




Isaiah, 166 


Priscilla, 85 




Jerusha, 165 


Solomon, 85 




John, 166 


Gray, , 174 




Jonathan, 218, 219 


mrs. Edmund C, 62 




Joseph, 2, 95, 165 


John, 90, 156 




Joshua, 166 


Lot, 156 




Josiah, 3 


Lydia, 156 


• 


Judah, 153 


Mary, 156 




Lot, 153 


Mehitable, 156 




Marjory, 3 


& \ Ed - M - *7 




Mary, 166 
Nathan, 166 


Howard, 63 




Nathaniel, 2, 3 


Marshall W., 27, 31, 


33.35 


Phebe, 165 


Richard H., 26, 27, 32-34, 41, 42, 60 


Priscilla, 2, 165 


mrs. Richard H., 27 




Rebecca, 2, 3 


Samuel S., 27 




Stephen, 2 


Griffith \ brah fi 
Griffiths ) ' 3 


Zaccheus, 3 
Zipporah, 165 


Joseph, 220 
Stephen, 56 




Hamlin ) Ab - u 
Hamblin ) B ' J/ 


Thankful, 220 




Alice, 137 


Grinnell ) 
Greenill J 3 J 




Ann, 138 




Bartholomew, 136, 138 


Groesbeck, Herman J., 


62 


Benjamin, 51-54. l3&-*3* 


Gross, Charles Edward, 


32,61 


Bethiah, 138 


Elizabeth, 195 




Content, 136 


Thomas, 195 




Cornelius, 137 


Grozier, Edwin Atkins, 


60 


Daniel, 138 


Gulliford, Henry, 239 




David, 136 
Dorcas, 138 


Hacket, Alice, 226 




Ebenezer, 136-138 


Benjamin, 229 




Eleazer, 51-54. l 3°> l 37 


Edmund, 226 




Eleanor, 138 


Elijah, 226 




Elisha, 52, 136, 153 


Elizabeth, 226, 228, 


229 


Elizabeth, 136-138, 153 


George, 229 




Elkanah, 136, 137 


Gideon, 229 




Esther, 136, 137 


Hannah, 226 




Experience, 136-13S, 236 


John, 226, 228, 229 




Gershom, 138 


Lydia, 229 




Hannah, 136, 137 


Sarah, 229 




Hester, 136, 137 


Thankful, 228 




Hope, 136, 13S 



268 



Index of Persons. 



Hamlin J 

Hamblin > Hopestill, 137 

confd ) 

Isaac, 137 

Israel, 136, 138 

Jacob, 138 

James, 136 

Jemima, 138 

Jerusha, 138 

Job, 136 

John, 136-138 

Jonathan, 136 

Joseph, 137, 138 

Joshua, 138 

Lewes, 137 

Lydia, 152 

Martha, 137 

Mary, 136, 138 

Mehitable, 137 

Melatiah, 137 

Mercy, 137, 138 

Nathan, 138 

Patience, 138 

Priscilla, 136, 137 

Prudence, 138 

Rebecca, 138 

Reliance, 138 

Ruth, 136 

Samuel, 138 

Sarah, 136, 137 

Seth, 137 

Shubael, 137, 13S 

Solomon, 136 

Southward, 137 

Susanna, 13S 

Thankful, 137, 138 

Thomas, 137 

Timothy, 138 

Zaccheus, 137 
Hammond, John, 1S9 

Priscilla, 189 

Solomon, 189 

Han berry, , 102 

Hanford, Thomas, 249 
Hanmore, John, 245 
Harding, Bethiah, 12 

Ebenezer, 12 

Elizabeth, 12 

Hannah, 12 

Jesse, 12 

Joshua, 12 

Josiah, 12 

Martha, 12 

Mary, 12 
Harkness, Edson Jesse, 62 
HARLow r ^George A., 63 
Harrington, Harriet Louise, 191 
Hart, George T., 124 
Hartopp, William, 101, 102 



Haskell ) 

Haskoll > John, 6, 7, 245 
Hascai.l ) 

Patience, 6, 245 
Hatch, Allen, 49, 50 

Benjamin, 83 

John, 49 

Mary, 83, 244 

Moses, 97 

Nahum, 50 

Nathaniel, 97 

Rocksene, 50 

Samuel, 97, 244 

Sarah, 49, 97 

Ward, 50 

William, 100 
HATHAWAY, Laurilla Moore, 60 
Hatherley ) Timothy, 99, 147, 212, 
Hathlrly ( 249, '250 
Hawes. Edmund, ico 
Hawks, James Dudley, 64 
Hayward, Joseph, 72 
Hedge, Abigail, 139 

Elizabeth, 238 

John, 139 
Henshaw, Grace, 191 
Hewett ) . , . ., 
Hewet [Abigail, 21 

Hannah, 70 

James, 19 

Sarah, 19, 21, 70 

Solomon, 19, 21, 70 

Winter, 70 
Hicks, Elizabeth, 244 

Ephraim, 244 

Robert, 146 
Higgins ) 
Higgens > Beriah, 15 

HlGENS ) 

Ebenezer, 15 

Elisha, 97 

Elizabeth, 15 

Ichabod, 14, 15 

James, 15 

John, 14 

Jonathan, 15 

Joseph, 15, 

Lydia, 15 

Mary, 15, 205 

Melatiah, 15 

Nathaniel, 15 

Rebecca, 15 

Sarah, 15 

Thankful, 15 

Higginson, , 214 

Hill, Clarence Ordway, 125 

Edwin Allston, 61, 63 

J. Wesley, 62 

John Fremont, 2S, 23^ I2 7 



Index of Persons, 



269 



Abiah, 98 



Hilmox, Benjamin, 1S8 

Susanna, 18S 
Hilton, Edward, 209 
HlNCHMAN, mrs. L. S., 5 

Hinckley 

HlNCKELY 
HlNKLEY 
HlNKLY 
HlNKLIE 

Hynkley 

Abigail, 98, 99 
Admire, 98 
Bathshua, 98 
Benjamin, 99, 135 
Bethiah, 135 
Bridget, 9S 
Daniel, 135 
David, 135 

Ebenezer, 98, 99, 135, 136 
Elizabeth, 99 
Elnathan, 98 
Experience, 98 
Gershom, 135 
Hannah, 98, 99, 135, 139 
Huldah, 139 
Ichabod, 135, 136 
Isaac, 99 
James, 98 
Job, 98, 139 
John, 97-99. *35. l 3 6 
Jonathan, 135 
Joseph, 99 

Joshua, 156, 215, 217 
Josiah, 98, 217 
Lydia, 56 
Martha, 136 
Mary, 98, 99, 135, 136 
Mehitable, 56, 98 
Melatiah, 98 
Mercy, 83, 98, 99 
Nathaniel, 99 
Rachel, 99 
Reliance, 98 
Samuel, 97-99. x 35> T 3 6 
Sarah, 97-99. 135* l 39 
Seth, 98, 220 
Shubael, 56, 98 
Susanna, 135 
Thankful, 98, 99, 136 
Thomas, 98, 99, 135, 156, 160, 
162-164, 217, 220 

2 INMAX 1 major, 74 
Hen man \ . 

Hirleyhy, lieutenant, 76 

Hitchcock, mrs. Bailey Hall, 59 

captain, 74 

Hoadly, mrs. George, 62 

John, 100 



Hoar ) 

HOARE S Rebecca, 226, 227 

cont'd ) 

Robert, 227 

Samuel, 226, 227 

"William, 227 
Hodges, George, 124, 190 
HoDGKlNS, Ebenezer, 224 
HoLDEN, L. Emery, 26, 27, 34 
Holland, lieutenant, 222 

Thomas, 235 
Holi.oway, , 9 

Simeon, 9, 1 1 

Simon, 9 



Holmes 



Abisrail, iS 



Holms 

Anna, iS 

Cornelius, iS 

Desire, 21, 244 

Ebenezer, 18 

Hannah, 245 

Isaac, iS 

Israel, 21, 242, 244 

John, 21 

Josiah, 18, 245 

Mercy, 18 

Sylvester, 125 

Thomas, 81 
Honar, William, 1S9 
Hopkins 
Hepkins 

Benjamin, 



156, 219, 223 



Charles A., 190 

Constance, 60, 125, 126, 244, 254, 

255 . 
Damans, 244 
Deborah, 95, 244 
Ebenezer, 82 
Elkanah, 82 

Franklin Whetstone, 60 
Gyles, 60, 63 
Hannah, 56, 83, 152 
Huldah, 217 
Isaac, 152 

Jonathan, 56, 152, 218 
Joseph, 152, 154, 215, 218 
.Joshua, 204 
Judah, 56 

Mary, S2, 83, 152, 204 
Nathan, 154, 215 
Phebe, 83 
Prince, 215, 218 
Rachel, S3 

Samuel, 154. I5 6 ' 215, 217 
Sarah, 82,83, 216 
Stephen, 56, 60, 63, 82, 83. 125, 
126, 146, 219, 244, 250, 251, 254. 

2 55 
Thankful, 82 

Theodore, 154 



270 



Index of Persons. 



Hopkins } 

Hepkins [ Thomas, 82, 156, 216, 21 S 

confd ) 


Howes 








Howe 








House 


Micah, 252 






Thomas Snell, 26, 2S, 30, 31. \i. 


confd 








63 


Nathan, 4, 166 






Howard, Alden, 113 


Nathaniel. 4 






John, 185 


Nehemiah, 169 






Ruth, 113 


Noah, 169 






Walter, 1 1 3 


Obed, 5 






Howarth, Fanny Child, 28, 23^ 64 


Peter, 91 






Howes ) 


Phebe, 5, 165 






Howe > Abigail, 3, 5, 166, 167 


Philip, 5 






House ) 


Prince, 235 






Abner, 166 


Rebecca, 4, 6, 91, 161, 163 


, 164 


,166 


Abraham, 4, 252 


Reliance, 252 






Achsah, 169 


Ruth, 5, 167 






Amos, 6, 91 


Samuel, 5, 91, 158 






Ann, 4 


Sarah, 3, 157, Too, 161, 


163, 


164, 


Anthony, 4 


231. 233 






Barnabas, 165 


Seth, 5 






Benjamin, 91, 162 


Sparrow, 165 






Bethiah, 5 


Sturgis, 5 






Betty, 165, 167, 252 


Susanna, 4, 5, 252 






D.avid, 4, 252 


Thankful, 3-5, 92, 166 






Desire, 4, 5 


Thomas, 3, 92, 127, 


l 57- 


164, 


Ebenezer, 5 


230-235 






Edmund, 6 


William, 4, 1C9 






Edward, 5 


Zaccheus, 166 






Elisha, 5, 91 


Howland ( 

HOULAND ( • I02 






Elizabeth, 4, 5, 91 






Enos, 165 


Abraham, 19, 20 






George, 3 


Anna, 19, 20 






Hannah, 4, 6 


Desire, 244 






Heman, 252 


Ebenezer, 67 






Henry, 167 


Elizabeth, 20, 86-90, 137, 


M7. 


243> 


Isaac, 3 


244 






Isaiah, 169 


Frances, 226 






James, 6, 252 


Freeman P., 125 






Jane, 3 


George, 226 






Jeremiah, 157, 158, 161, 164, 165, 


Plannah, 14S, 244 






231-233,235 


Henry E., 27 






Jerusha, 5 


Hope, 244 






John, 5, 91, 252 


Isaac, 87, 147-152 






Jonathan, 4, 161, 163, 164, 166, 


Jael, 148 






2 35 


James, 87, 88 






Joseph, 3, 157, 159^63. 165, 232 


John, 60, 62, 63, 67, 86, 


102, 


125. 


Joshua, 4, 92 


146, 147, 191, 192, 243, 


244, 


254. 


Josiah, 91, 252 


2 55 






Judah, 4, 252 


Joseph, 86, 88-00 






Keziah, 252 


Lydia, 87, 88, 244 






Kimball, 165 


Mary, 19, 67, 88 






Lemuel, 5, 91 


Mercy, 67, 87,88, 137 






Levi, 4 


Nathan, 148, 226 






Lois, 165 


Nathaniel, 87 






Lydia, 5, 252 


Priscilla, 148 






Martha, 5 


Rebecca, 67 






Mary, 3, 5, 91, 127, 157, 160, 169, 


Rouse, 20 






230, 231, 234 


Ruth, 244 






Mehitable, 5 


Samuel, 67 






Mercy, 5, 92 


Sarah, 87, 88 







Index of Persons. 



271 



HOWLAND V 

Houland S Seth, 148, 150, 151 

cont'd ) 

Shepard, 27 

Susanna, 14S 

Thomas, 67, S7 

Walter Morton, 26, 31, 32, 60 

William, 67 
Hoyt, mrs. Frank M., 63 
Hubbell, Anne L., 27 
Huckens, Elizabeth, 139 

Experience, 139 

Hannah, 139 

Hope, 138, 139 

Jabez, 139 

James, 139 

John, 139 

Joseph, 139 

Lydia, 139 

Mary, 138, 139 

Rachel, 83 

Rose, 139 

Samuel, 139 

Sarah, 139 

Thomas, 83, 138, 139, 160 
Huling, Ray Greene, 27 
Hunt, Peter, 243 
Hunter, Rebecca, 137 

William, 137 
Hurd, Grace, 83 

Jacob, 85 

Rebecca, 85 
Hurst, James, 174 
Hutchinson, Eliakim, 198 
Hyde, James Nevins, 32, 62 

mrs. James Nevins, 62 

William Waldo, 26, 27, 32, 61 
Hyllier, Deborah, 139 

Hugh, 139 

Rose, 139 

Samuel, 139 

Inglee, Jonathan, 149 
Issum, Hannah, 140 

Isaac, 140 

Jane, 140 

John, 140 

Joseph, 140 

Mary, 140 

Patience, 140 

Sarah, 140 

Thankful, 140 
Ives, Marie E., 27, 28, 61 



Jackson, Samuel, 195 
Jacobson, John, 106-108 
James, D. Melancthon, 35 
Jaquais, Robert, 76 
Jarvis, Mary Dixon, 63 



Jeffrey \ 
Jeffery ] ' 20 9 

captain, 223 
Jenkins J . , . .. c 
Ginkjns j A1 "^ 11 ' -36 

Ann, 236 

Bathshua, 236 

Benjamin, 236 

Dorcas, 153 

Ebenezer, 236 

Experience, 236 

Hope, 236 

John, 236 

Joseph, 236 

Josiah, 236 

Lydia, 236 

Mary, 236 

Mehitable, 137, 236 

Mercy, 236 

Philip, 236 

Reliance, 236 

Ruth, 236 

Samuel, 236 

Sarah, 236 

Thankful, 236 

Thomas, 236 
Jenney, Abigail, 170 

Herbert, 62 

John, 44, 169-17 1 

Samuel, 170, 174 

Sarah, 44, 170 

Susan, 170 

Susanna, 44 
Jethroo, indian, 182, 184 
Johnnat, Daniel. 198 
Johnson, James G., 61 

Jerome Fletcher, 63 

Joseph, 82, 84 

Marshall, 64, 66, 256 

Mercy, 83, 84 

William, 223 
Jones, Abigail, 140 

Alden, 113 

Benjamin, 140 

Bethiah, 140 

Charles D., 62 

Cornelius, 140 

Deborah, 140 

Ebenezer, 140 

Elizabeth, 140 

Experience, 140 

mrs. Frank J., 62 

Hannah, 140 

Isaac, 140 

Isaiah, 113 

Jael, 113 

Jedediah, 140 

John, 140 

Joseph, 140 

Josiah, 140 



2^2 



Index of Persons. 



Matthew, 140 
Mercy, 140 
Philander, 113 
Ralph, 139, 140 
Samuel, 140 
Shubael, 139, 140 
Simon, 140 
Thankful, 140 
Timothy, 140 
Joyce, Abigail, 68 
Elizabeth, 68 
John, 68 
Thomas, 6S 

Keeler, mrs. Chauncey Conant, 126 
Keep, Helen E., 28, 33 
Kein, Ephraim, 180 

Hannah, 180 

Robert, 180 
Keiser, mrs. George Edward, 126 

KELLEY I »v«^ n*A 

KlLLEY \ Abn6r ' 2 ^ 

Amy, 167 

Anna, 167 

Bathsheba, 254 

Browning, 253 

Cyrenius, 167 

Daniel, 166 

Deborah, 167 

Deliverance, 253 

Dinah, 167 

Eleazer, 253 

Elihu, 253 

Elizabeth, 254 

Experience, 167 

Hannah, 167, 253 

Hattle, 167 

James, 166 

Jeremiah, 166 

John Wing, 167 

Lucy, 167 

Lydia, 167 

Mary, 254 

Sarah, 253 

Silvanus, 253 

Stephen, 166 

Sylvia, 167 

Temperance, 166 

Thankful, 166 

Thomas, 254 

Wilbour, 253 

William, 166 
Kempton, Ephraim, 250 

Manasseh, 146 
Kent, John, 70 

Mercy, 70 

Sarah, 70 
Kimball, Sarah Louise, 63 



King, Bathsheba, 156 
Benjamin, 69 

Ebenezer, 155, 156, 21S 

Heman, 155 

Isaac, S5, 217 

Joanna, 156 

John, 21, 56, 69, 85, 217, 219 

Joseph, 69 

Malatiah, 219 

Mary. 85 

Priscffla, 218 

Rebecca, 21, 69 

Samuel, 81 

Stephen, 56 
Kenerick ) 

KlNNIRICK / Deborah, S2, 83 
Cenirick ) 

Edward, 82, S3 

Jonathan, 82 

Susanna, 82 
Kinney, Sara T., 6r 
Kittredge, Abbott E.. 60 
Knowi.es, Amos, 205 

Cornelius, 205 

James, 204 

John, 205 

Mary, 13 

Mercy, 204, 205 

Nathaniel, 205 

Rebecca, 205 

Richard, 205 

Ruth, 205 

Samuel, 204, 205 

Lacey, Edward Norman, 60 
Ladd, Edward Homer, 63 
Ladue, mrs. Austin Yates, 64 

Lake, , 101 

Lamb, Fred W., 59, 190 
Landan, David, 19S, 200 
Large, sergeant, 222 
Laselle, Josiah, 60 
Lav/rie, Andrew W., 27 

Lawson, , 101, 102 

Lawton, mrs. Thomas A., 191 
Lazell, Lydia, in 

Simon, 11 1 

Theodore S., 27, 32, 124, 190 
Leach, Josiah Granville, 26, 27, y, 61 
Le baron 
L Barron e 

James, 227 

John, 227 

Martha, 227 
Lecraft, Hannah, 205 
Lee, Edward Clinton, 61 
Leonard, John, 73 

Zephaniah, 114 
Lesley, , 224 



doctor, 81 



Index of Persons. 



271 



Leuthstrom, mrs. Charles Augustus, 

\ SS 
Lewis ) 

Lewes > mrs. George Cook, 192 

Luis ) 

Isaiah, 54 

Jabez, 154, 155, 216 

Ruth, 136 

Sarah, 135, 137, 155 

Thomas, 154 
Leypold, Rudolph, 27 
Libby, George Dexter, 255 
Lillibridge, mrs. Byron Jesse, 192 
Lincoln' ) -r, . 

LlNCLONf Ben J amin ' 2I 9 

Elizabeth, 54 

James M., 27 

Jonathan, 219 

Margaret, 54 

Mary, 156 

Rachel, 54, 83 

Thankful, 54 

Thomas, 54 
LlNNELL, Arthur E., 59, 124, 191 
Lippincott, Craige. 61 
Litchfield, Wilford J., 124 
Little, Anna, 245 

Ephraim, 88, 89 

Isaac, 18, 70 

Mary, 70 

Thomas, 245 
Lobdell, Isaac, 47 
Lombard I Caleb 

LUMBARD \ ^ ' ZU/ 

Elizabeth, 207 

Isaac Gross, 28, 62 

John W. P., 32 

Josiah Lewis, 30, 3 1 

Martin Gay, 254 
Long, Harry Vinton, 60 

mrs. John D., 190 
Lord, Mercy, 152, 219 
Loreing, doctor, 81 
Lothrop, -, 220 

Abigail, 237, 238 

Ann, 238 

Anna, 238 

Ansel, 237 

Barnabas, 235, 237-239 

Bathshua, 13, 238 

Benjamin, 237, 238 

Bethiah, 135, 236, 238 

Deborah, 237 

Elizabeth, 237, 238 

Experience, 237, 238 

Hannah, 236-239 

Hope, 237 

Ichabod, 237 

Isaac, 237 

James, 237, 238 



Lothrop | t , 

coned j; John, 237-23, 



Jonathan, 



;S 



Joseph, 138, 235. 237 

Kembel, 23S 

Lemuel, 238 

Martha, 23S 

Maty, 236-238 

Mehitable, 237 

Melatiah, 236, 237 

Mercy, 238 

Nathaniel, 238 

Phebe, 23S 

Samuel, 237 

Sarah, 236-238 

Seth, 237 

Shobal, 237 

Susanna, 238 

Tabitha, 237 

Thankful, 238 

Thomas, 236-23S 
Louden, lord, 76 
Lowell, John A., 64, 66. 190, 256 
Lyman ) , 

Lymon f S enera1 ' "°- 2 "' "^ 
Lyon, Ann Jane, 60, 125 

Ellen Maria, 60, 124, 125 

Mackfun, Agnes, 180 

Elizabeth, 1S0 

Joanna, 180, 227, 229 

Patience, 227 

Robert, 180, 227, 229 
Macrae, mrs. John Miller, 254 



Maker 



Bursel, 82 



Macor 

Buzzel, 155 

David, 82, 218 

Elizabeth, 82 

Hannah, 82 

John, 82, 83,85, 153, 155, 218 

Jonathan, 82 

Joshua, S2, 153 

Mary, 82, 83, 85 

Rachel, 83 



Thankful, 



S; 



Manasses, John, 182, 184 
Manning, mrs. H. Courtney. 27 
Marick, see Merrick 
Marsh, John, 123 

William Lo-wrey, 25, 32. 35. 63 
Martin, mrs. Nelson L., 125 
Marvin, L. P. Waldo. 61 
Mason, George Champlin, 32, 61 
Massasoit, indian, 191 
Maurice, mrs. Charles Stewart, 235 
Maverick, Moses, 244 

Remember, 244 
May, Dorothy, 58 

Henry A., 59 



274 



I) id ex of Persons. 



Mayo, Abigail, S3, 155 

Benjamin, 153 

Daniel, 53, 205 

Elisha, 205 

Elizabeth, 95, 96, 217, 220 

Hannah, 95, 96, 154, 205 

Isaac, 220 

James, 205 

Jeremiah, 53 

John, 95, 152-154, 205, 216 

Joseph, S3, 153, 155, 217, 220 

Mar)', 216 

Nathaniel, 203, 205 

Prince, 152 

Rebecca, 83 

Samuel, 205 

Thankful, 95-97 

Thomas, 153, 205 

William, 205 
McCartney, mrs. W. H., 27, 32 
McGLENEN, Edward Webster, 59, 124, 

190 
McKeen, James, 192 
McKinlay, mrs. James, 27 

^ EACH iElkanah,75 
Meech ) ' ° 

Meacham, Elinor, 255 

mrs. Olin Stephen, 255 
Melvile, David, 14 

Mary, 14 
Merrick 1 

JSS AbigailS3 

Myrick J 

Alice, 153 

Benjamin, 84, 153 

Desire, 220 

Gideon, 153 

John, 219, 220 

Joshua, 220 

Mercy, 152 

Nathaniel, 84, 153 

Priscilla, 153 

Rebecca, 84 

Ruth, 153 

Sarah, 153 

William, 12, 155 
Merrill, William. 126 
MlLBURN, Joseph A., 62 
Miller, Deborah, 127 

Elizabeth, 127 

E. Spencer, 26-30 

Hannah, 127 

John, 112, 127, 235 

lieutenant, 220 

Mary, 127 

Mercy, 127 

Priscilla, 112 
Milne, mrs. James Thomas, 254 



Mitchell I 

MlCHELL f<*P ta » n . "3 

Experience, 146, 244 
'Jane, 244 

Lydia, 1 13 
MONQUINE ) . ,. 
MUNQUINEf^ 1 ™' 100 ' 101 

Monroe j , , 
Munro J colontl <:5 

Dana Carleton, 192 

lieutenant, 223 

Wilfred H., 26, 28, 29, 32 

MONTROZER, . 224 

Moody, William II., 30, 31 
Moore, mrs. Edwin K., 27. 59 
More, Richard, 63 
Morgan, Edwin Denison. 61 
Morris, Ida Tucker, 31, 62 
Morse, Elizabeth, 77 
Morton, Albert, 50 

Charles. 50 

Cyrus. 50 

Ebenezer, 179, 22S, 229 

Elbridge Gerry, 50 

Joanna, 50 

John, 47, 22S 

Eloyd, 50 

Mary, 179 

Mercy, 179, 22S, 229 

Nathaniel, 50. 100. 164 

Thomas, 207, 2cS, 210 
Moses, mrs. James. 63 
Moss, Elizabeth, 77 
Mullins, Priscilla, 7 1, 2^3 

William, 243 
Munro, see Monroe 
Murdock ) 
Murdo > , 7 

MORDDO ) 

John, 81, 242 
Myrick, see Merrick 



Nash, Samuel, 100 
Nason, Emma Huntington, 127 
Natahanada, indian, 100. 10 1 
Natawormett, indian, 100 
Nelson, Abiel Ward, 32 

Amos, 179 

Ebenezer, 179 

Elizabeth, 179 

Foxel, 179 

Hope, 179 

John, 47. 48, 19S, 200 

Samuel, 113 

Sarah, 179 

Thomas, 179 

William. 179 
NESBrrr, mrs. C. F., 28 
Newton, Clara Chipman, 62 



Index of Persons. 



-/ > 



Nichols, mrs. Frederic Spelman, 254 

Helen Gilman, 60 
Nickerson \ 
NlCORSON i David, 5 

NlCARSON ) 

Deborah, 5, 85 

Ebenezer, 155, 156, 216, 219 

Elizabeth, 5, 219 

Hannah, 156, 16S 

Israel, 16S 

James, 16S 

Jeremiah, S5 

John, 205 

Josiah, 5, S3 

lieutenant, 155 

Mary, 155, 205, 216 

Mercy, 83 

Patience, 168 

Rachel, St, 

Shubael, 5 

Thankful, 5 

William, 159 

Yates, 85 
Nightingale, George Corlis, 26, 28, 3: 

Niles, , 225 

NlMS, mrs. Frederick A., 64 
Norman, Hugh, 102, 103 
Norton, Margaret, 22S 

Margery, 22S 

Peter, 228 

Rozilla, 22S 

Nott, , 225 

Noyes, James Atkins, 27 

Oaksman, Elizabeth, 20 

Mary, 20 

Susanna, 20 

Tobias, 20 
Oldham, John, 209 

Mercy, 9 
Oliver, doctor, 198, 200 
Orange, prince of, 107 
Orcutt, mrs. Lucius W., 2 
Otis, Louise, 255 



129, 



Martha, 132, 134 

Mary, 131, 134 

Mercy, 131, 134 

Priscilla, 132, 134 

Rebecca, 131, 132, 134 

Ruth, 132, 134 

Sarah, 132, 134 

William, 45, 48, 129-135, 244 

William IL, 62 



Paddock 1 
Padock t . ., 
Paddack David « 

Paddacke J 

Edward, 216 



17. 219- 



Pabodie 


"J 


Pa body 


1 Elizabeth 


Paybody 


( 244 


Paybodye 


j 


Hannah, 132, 134 


John, 


13* 


Lydia, 


i3°» l 3 2 > K 



Hannah, 



54 



Joanna, 22S 

John, 53, 154 

Joseph, 154 

Judah, 95 

Mary, 95, 217 

Mercy, 220 

Samuel, 95 

Sarah, 219 

Thankful, 95 

Thomas, 216, 22S 

Zachariah, 22S 
Paddleford, Judah, 11 1 
Paddy, William, 100. icr. 17c, 171, 173 
Paine ) 

Pain ,' Abigail. 16 
Payne ) 

Dorcas, 153, 201 

Ebenezer, 12, S],, S4, 154, 156 

Elisha, 16, 201 

Elizabeth, 12 f 

Hannah, 83, S4, 154 

Isaac, 12 

Joseph, 83, 154 

Joshua, 12 

Mary, 12, 84, 154, 201, 203 

Mercy, 12, 14 

Nathaniel, 12. 1S6, 1S7 

Patience, 12, 13, S3, 154 

Rebecca, 16, $2, 84, 154, 201 

Samuel, 12, 13 

Seth, 13 

Solomon, 201 

Stephen, iSS. 1S9, 247 

Thankful, 206 

Thomas, 206 

William, 197, 200 
Painter, Shubael, 131 
Palmer, John. 133 

Thomas, Si, SS, S9 

William, 146. iSS, 1S9 

William Lincoln. 125. 254 
Paris, Francois Edmond, 63 
Parker, Jane, 140 

William N., 61 
Parris, Abigail, 179, 22S 

Dan, 50 

Hannah, 179 

Hannah Ripley, 50 

John, 179, 228 

Parnel. 50 
Pars low, Hannah, 83 

Susanna, 56 

William, s6 



2j6 



Index of Persons. 



Parsons, Willis Ellis, 127 

Partridge, John, 240 

Payne, see Paine 

Peck, mrs. James Sidney, 28, 34, 63 

Pemberton, Sarah, 19S, 200 

Penny ) Deborah s 4 

Peney S 

Hannah, S4, 85 

John, 85 

Temperance, 84 

William, 84, 85 
Peterson, Isaac, 25 

John, 245 

Mary, 245 

Mary L., 63 
Phillips] Ab . il8 
Philips ) ° 

Benjamin, 18, 70 

Elizabeth, 70 

Hannah, f 

Isaac, 70 

Jeremiah, 18 

Joseph, 70 

Mercy, 70 

Naomi, 70 

Sarah, 18, 70 

William, 7 
PHI^'NEY } 

Phinnie > Gershom, 156, 217 
Phinie ) 

Lazarus, 156 

Sarah, 217 
Pierce, Sarah, 12S 
Pike, sergeant, 223 
Pishon, Hiram Leander, 127 
Pitkin, colonel, 75 
Plummer, Alvin F., 254 
Pope, Ruth, 113 

Samuel, 113 

Sarah, 98 

Thomas, 173. x 74 

£ RATT lAllan,i2 S 
Prat ) 

Betty, 49 

Consider, 49 

Hannah, 127, 1S0 

Joshua, 146 

Mary, 1, 127* lSo ' 2 44 

Molly, 49 

Nathaniel, 49 

Patience, 49 

Phineas, 1, 2, 146, 180, 244 

Samuel, 127, 180 

Solomon, 49 

Stillman, 49 

Susanna, 49 

£ RENCE 1 Apphia, 234 
Prince ) vv 

Benjp.min, 188 

George, 124 



Prence ) 

PRINCE > J? 

cont'd ) 



ane, 230 

Maty, 127, 157, 161, 230, 231, 233, 

234 

Mercy, 231 

Patience, 127, 230, 234, 244 

Sarah, 231 

Susanna, 233 

Thomas, 100, 101, 127, 146, 147, 
157, 170, 230-234, 244 
Pride, 74, 223-225 
Priest, Degory, 1, 127, 191, 244 

Mary, 1, 127, 244 

Sarah, 244 
Prince, see Prence 

P^ J Benjamin, 117-119,242 

Procter, Charles, 112 

Samuel, 112 

Susanna, 112 

William, 112 
Pummery, , 220, 222, 223 

doctor, 225 
Purmort, mrs. Henry C, 62 
Putnam, captain, 76, 221 

Ramsdell ) Danid 
Ramsden ) 

Rachel, 244 
Randall, John, 10 

Rawson, , 254 

Raymond, Gilbert S., 61 
Razier, Isaac, 10S 
Reddin, Ebenezer, 127 

Mercy, 127 
Reed, Benjamin, 180 
Elizabeth, 180 
Hannah, 180 
Thomas, 1S0 
William, 180 
Remick, mrs. John A., 27 
Reynolds I Charl 2 , 6 
Renolds S 

Desire, 229 
John, 57 

Roscoe Gilmore, 127 
Sarah, 226, 229 
Rhodes, James Mauran, 32, 61 
Rice, Lewellen, 222 
Rich, John, 51-54 
Richards, Jeremiah, 2 
Mary, 98 
Thomas, 103 
Richmond/ a 
Rich mod ) 

Christopher, 179. l8 °' 22 9 
Ebenezer, 9, n 
Edward, 133 
Eliakim, 229 



Index of Persons. 



277 



Richmond } 

Richmod i Elizabeth, 179 

cont'd ) 

Judith, 179 

Mary, 180 

Phebe, 179, 180, 229 

Samuel, 180 

Sarah, 180 

Thomas, 1S0 

RlCKARD ) -r. , . 

Rickett [Deborah, 127 

Hannah, 81 

Giles, 174 

John, 78, 81 

Joseph, 127 
Rider, Abigail, 5 

Ann, 219 

Experience, 5 

Hannah, 216 

John, 216, 219 

Rebecea, 5 

Silvanus, 5 

William, 5 

Zachariah, 5 
Ring, Andrew, 95, 96, 244 

Deborah, 95, 244 

Eleazer, 7S, 95-97 

Elizabeth, 95 

James Andrew, 60, 95, 190 

William, 7S 
Ripley, quartermaster, 225 

sergeant, 225 
Roben, indian, 46 
Robbins ) -c-, o 

Robens | Ele ^r,8 4 

Harriet L., 27 

Mehitable, 84 
Robinson, Isaac, 249 

John, 35, 59 
1 Mary Lyon, 63 

Sarah, 27 
Rogers i 
Roger r. • 

Roggers Ben 3 amin < 55 
Rodgers J 

Caleb, 55 

Daniel, 85 

Ebenezer, 55 

Eleazer, 14, 56, 85 

Elizabeth, 14, 15, 56, 83 

Ensign. 56 

Hannah, 14, 55 

Henry, 56 

James, 203 

Joseph, 14, 191, 202 

Joseph Lothrop, 191 

Joseph Sumner, 32, ^t> 

Joshua, 55 

Lemuel, 55 

Martha, 56, 85 



Rogers 
Roger 

Roggers , Merc 
Rodgers 
cont'd 

Moses, 56 

Nathaniel, 14, S3 

Patience, 55 

Richard, 55 

Roland, 75 

Samuel, 55 

Susanna, 13 

Thankful, 55 

Thomas, 14, 60, 191, 245 

Zaccheus. 55 
Rouse. Elizabeth, 244 

John, 81, 1S9, 244 
Rudd, , 75 

Edward Huntting, 25, 27, 190 
Ruggles, Benjamin, 229 

Dorcas, 229 
Russell \ 

Russel [ , 136-139, 236, 237 

Rusell ) 

Emory P.. 2S 

Hannah, S3 

Jonathan, 164 

Philip, S3 

Sabine, James, 125 
Samson \ 

Sampson ? Abigail, 119, 120 
Samso ) 

Abraham, 25, iSS 

Anna, 1S6 

Benjamin, 115. 117, 119, 242 

Caleb, 1 1 7-1 19 

Cornelius, 1 19, 120 

Dorcas, 1 19, 120, 245 

Elizabeth, 8, 11 4- 117. 119. 120, 245 

Hannah, 119, 120, 1S5, iSS, 1S9, 

2 45 
Henry, S, 114, 184-189, 245 

James, 184-189 

John, 119 

Joseph, 1S5, 1S9 

Marv, 119. 120, 245 

Mile's, 1S8 

Penelope, 1S6, iSS 

Priscilla, 186 

Rebecca, iSS, 1S9 

Stephen, 1 14-120 

Susanna, 1S6, iSS 
Sargent, John Smith, 62 
Savage, Thomas, 195, 196 
Saville, mrs. Henry Martin, 125, 191 
Savory, Robert, 190 
Sawyer, Prank II., 59 
Scuder, Mehitable, 14 
Seabury, Prederick C, 61 



278 



Index of Persi 



Sears \ 

Seares > Achsah, 167 

Seers ) 

Anna, 167, 251 

Anne, 251 

Bathsheba, 92 

Bethiah, 4, 92, 94 

Betty, 92 

captain, 56 

Christopher, 93 

Constant, 4 

Daniel, 91 

Deborah, 92, 167 

Desire, 153 

Ebenezer, 153 

Edmund, 93 

Elisha, 4 

Elizabeth, 93 

Elkanah, 93 

Enoch, 4 

Enos, 91 _ 

Freeman, 92 

Hannah, 8, 91, 93, 94 

He man, 92, 153 

Henry, 251 

Isaac, 152, 216 

Jane, 93 

Jerusha, 91, 167 

J. Henry-, 27 

John, 4, 92, 153 

Jonathan, 7, 152, 153, 155, 
218, 219 

Joseph, 94, 155 

Joshua, 93, 152, 153, 156, 210, 220 

Josiah, 7, 8 

Judith, 8 

Keziah, 92, 251 

Lavina, 251 

Lot, 167 

Lucy, 92 

Mary, 156, 216 

Mehitable, 94 

Mercy, 7, 8, 91, 93 

Micajah, 91, 251 

Molly, 251 

Nathan, 251 

Nathaniel, 8, 56, 153, 167 

Noah, 4 

Paul, 91 

Peter, 94 

Phebe, 91, 220 

Prince, 219 

Priscilla, 92 

Roland, 94 

Samuel, 4, 152, 153 

Sarah, 4, 218 

Seth, 92, 153 

Tamsen, 92 

Temperance, 93 

Zachariah, 94 



21C, 



244 

16, 17, 143, 



SELEW, Asa, 85 

Elizabeth, 85 

John, 85 

Katherine, 85 

Phebe, 85 

Philip, 85 
Sewall, Samuel, 193 
Shaw, , 183, 1S4 

Henry, 124 

John, 146, 224, 246 

Jonathan, 246 

Joseph A., 27 
Shepard, Seth, 26, 28, 30, 34 
Sherman, Desire, 21, 244 

Ebenezer, 21 

Elizabeth, 21 

Experience, 21 

Hannah, 21 

Jeanie R., 27 

lieutenant, 76 

Mercy, 18 

Patience, 21 

mrs. Roger, 62 

Thankful, 18 

William, 18, 21 
Shirley \ James, 
Sherley \ 147, 212 

SHURTLIFF j WM1 . c o 

SHIRTCLrFEi-^ llliam -7 S ' Sl 

Sillis, Richard, 249. 250 
Silvester, Elizabeth, 68 

James, 6S 

John, 68 

Joseph, 6S 

Joshua, 68 

Lucretia, 68 

Margaret, 68 

Mary, 68 

Mercy, 6S 

Rachel, 68 

Samuel, 68 
Simmons ) T „„„ , 
Simons f Isaac » 6 9 

Martha, 69 

Mary, 71 

Moses, 71 

Priscilla, 69 

Skelton, , 214 

Skerry, H. W., 27 
Small ^ 

Smale > Damaris, 83, 84 
Smarll S 

David, 84 

Elizabeth, 207 

Hannah. 84 

Jonathan, 83, 84 

Lydia, 84 

Phebe, 84 



M4. 



Smith 
Smyth 



\— 



215 



Index of Persotts, 



279 



Smith ) 

Smyth \ Abigail, 206 

confd ) 

Ann, 189 

Eathshua, 13. 206 

Elizabeth, 202 

Grace, 206 

Hannah, 201 

James, 13 

John, 201, 202 

Joseph, 14, 201, 206 

Lydia, 201 

Martha, 206 

Mary, 206 

Mary F., 191 

Mercy,,2i5 

Pelatiah, 72 

Rebecca, 202 

Richard, 174 

Samuel, 13, 14, 51-53, 206 

Sarah, 201, 202, 206 

Seth, 201 

Shubael, 1S9 

Susanna, 206 

Thomas, 182, 184 

Williams, 201 

Zoeth, 206 
Snell, Abigail, 7 

Anna, 7 

Josiah, 7 

Thomas, 7 

Zachary, 7 
Snow, , in 

Abigail, 219, 245 

Anthony, 245 

Benjamin, 1 10 

Constance, 203, 244 

Elizabeth, 14, no, 154 

Enos, 154 

Hannah, S3. 153, 217 

Henry Sanger, 126 

Hopestill, no 

Jabez, 154, 155, 215, 217 

Jane, 230 

John, 153-155, 216, 219 

Jonathan, 216 

Joseph, 73, no, 201 

Lydia, 56 

Mark, 155, 230 

Mary, 14 

Mehitable, 217 

Mercy, 217 

Nathaniel, 83, 219 

Nicholas, 203, 244 

Patience, 219 

Phebe, 155 

Rachel, 83 

Rebecca, 244 

Ruth, 56 

Samuel, 217 



Aaron, 11S 



Snow ) c . , 

confd ^arah, 201,206, 2.5 

Stephen, 13, 14 
Susanna, 13 
Thankful, 201 
Thomas, 56 
William, 244 

SOULE 

Soul 

Alethea, 120, 121 

Betsey, 50 

Elizabeth, 245 

George, 6, 50, 120, 125, 245 

Horace II., 27 

Jabez, 50 

John, 45, 47-49. i^o, 177 

Joseph, 120-122 

Joshua, 25, 121-123 

Josiah, 25 

Lucy, 50 

Marcia, 50 

Mary, 1 21-123, 245 

Molly, 50 

Nabby, 50 

Patience, 6, 245 

Sally, 50 

Zachariah, 50 
South worth ] 
South wort T , • , 
Sothwoth Gadget, 179 

Southerns J 

Constant, 25, 231 

Edward, 87, 131, 177, 179 

Elizabeth, 231 

Gideon, 1 12 

Ichabod, 241, 243 

Jael, 14S, 1S0 

Lois, 112 

Mercy, 201, 231 

Nathaniel, 81, 180 

Rebecca, 131 

Samuel, 180 

Sarah, 179 

Stephen, 131 

Thomas, 25, 87, 101, 240, 243, 245, 
246 
Sowther, Nathaniel, 171, 173 
Sparrow 



Spa row ( 



Apphia, 



captain, 205 
Elizabeth, 161, 163, 20 
John, 203 
Jonathan, 161 
Rebecca, 203 
Richard. 174, 203 
Stephen, 203 
Spencer, George Otis, 19. 
George Willig, 192 
Roger, 1 01 



280 



Index of Persons, 



Spooner. John, 112 

Lydia, 1 12 

Thomas, 112, 113 
SPOTSWOOD, governor, 62 
SPRAGUE, Frank William, 59, 1S1 

John, 102 

Samuel, 46-4S, 72-74, 78, 79, $2, 

175- *77 
Sprout, Anna, 9 

Ebenezer, 9-1 1,151 

Elizabeth, 8, 9, 1S0, 245 

Hannah, 9 

James, 9-1 1, 1S0 

Mary, 9 

Mercy, 9 

Nathaniel, 1S0 

Robert, 8-1 1, 245 
Stanford } Reb _ rr . S o c n 
Standford ( Rebecca ' *>*>• s 9 

Robert, Si 
Standtsh, Alexander, 244 

Barbara, 247 

Charles Dana, 64 

Desire, 228, 244 

Ichabod, 228 

Myles, 26, 27, 32-35, 125, 145, 147, 
191, 244-247 

Phebe, 22S 

Sarah, 244 
Stark, William M., 61 
Stearns, mrs. Josiah Onslow, 192 
Steele, Elizabeth Livingston, 254 

Frederick Morgan, 62 
Stephens ) ;,. ., rQ 
Stevens [ Abigail, 68 

Bethiah. 68 

Edward, 68 

Elizabeth, 68 

ensign, 74 

Hannah, 67, 68 

John, 67 

Josiah, 68 

Lydia, 67 

Patience, 68 

William, 67, 68 

William B., 27 
Stetson, Caleb Rochford, 63 
Stevens, see Stephens 
Stoddard, W. C, iio 
Stone, Bridget, 252 

Edward, 155, 220 

Hannah, 56 

Heman, 155, 215, 217, 220 

Jacob, 252 

Joanna, 252 

Job Cushing, 252 

John, 252 

Judith, 252 

Keziah, 155 

Mary, 98, 252 



Stone | 

cont'd \ 

Nathan. 2;2 

Nathaniel," 56, S3, 252 

Ralph. 64 
STORRS, Richard S., 125 
Stoto.n, lieutenant, 222 
Strong, Fred M., 63 

William \\\, 63 

Sturgis, . 15S 

Sturtevant, Barze, 49 

Betty, 49 

Hannah, 46 

Heman, 49 

John, 81 

Lewis, 49 

Nancy, 49 
Summers, John, 245 

Mary. 245 
Sumner, mrs. Charles Warren, 191 

John, 52 
Swan, Robert T.. 190 
Swett, Carlotta Man-, 255 
Sykes, mrs. Gerrit Smith, 62 

Taper, Philip, 151, 1S7 
Talbot, Archie I^e, 28, 127 
Talcott, Mary Kingsbury, 61 
Tallmadge, Mary Floyd. 12S 
Tassucke, indian, 101 
Taylor, George W., 63 

James, 198 

John, 152 

Mercy, 219 

Peter, 129, 132 
Temple, Thomas F., 50. 190 
Terry, mrs. Charles II.. 27 

mrs. Edmund, 126 

George D.. 61 

Roderick. 27. 60 
Thacher, Anthony, 157, 15S 

colonel, 99 

Pllizabeth. 157, 158 

John, 161, 162, 164, 1S0 

major, 237 

Mary, 180 

Peter, 1S0 

Thomas, 180 
Thayer, Samuel R., 27, 2S, 52 
Thomas, , 7, 212 

Abigail, 21, 69. 1 II, 170, 227 

Anne, 239 

Asa, 227 

Benjamin, 67, 227 

Bethiah, 20, 21, 69 

Betsey, 113 

Charles Dana, 191 

Daniel, 21, 67, 113 

David, 6, 7, 67 

Edward, 227 



Index of Persons. 



281 



Thomas ) -.. 

confd \ Eleazer ' 22 7 

Eliza, 1 13 

Experience, 21, 67 

Hercules, 1 13 

Israel, 20, 21, 69 

Jennet, 227 

Jeremiah, 6 

Joseph, 227 

Keziah, 20 

Lewis, 113 

Mar)-, 67, in, 227 

Mercy, 67, 227 

Nathan, 11 1 

Nathaniel, 7, 10, 11, 46, Si, S9-91, 
1 14-120, 149, 177-179, 242 

Noah, 1 11 

Prudence, 179 

Rebecca, 113 

Rhoda, 227 

Samuel, 227 

Sarah, 67 

Susanna, 227 

William, 49, 151, 227 
Thompson ) 

V V 



Thomson 



209 



TOMSON ) 

Andrew, 228 

Dexter Cambell, 49 

Ebenezer, 60, 228 

Experience, 49 

Experience Curtis, 49 

Ignatius, 125 

Jacob, 149, 241, 243 

Joan Waterman, 49 

John, 244 

Joshua Curtis, 49 

Lucian B., 27 

Mary, 227, 228, 244 

Mary Morton, 49 

Nehemiah, 49 

Phebe, 49 

Sarah B., 27 

Shubael, 227 

Susanna, 227 

Thomas, 227, 228 

mrs, William Murdock, 191 
Thornton, Thomas, 158 
Thrasher j T , 
Thresher \ Israe1 ' I0 

Job, 229 

John, 229 

Miriam, 229 

Patience, 229 
Tilden, Abigail, 70 

Christopher, 70 

David, 69 

Elizabeth, 70 

Hannah, 69 

Jerusha, 69 



Tilden J , 

cont'd \ J oa rina, °9- 7© 

John, 69 

Jonathan. 69 

Joseph, 69, 70, 99 

Mary, 70 

Stephen, 70 

Susanna, 69 

Thomas, 69 
Tilley, Elizabeth, 86, 243 

John, 243 
Tillinghast, Caleb, 124 
Tilson, Edmund, 49 

Elizabeth, 49 

Ephraim, 49 

Fear, 49 

Mercy, 49 
TlNKHAM j ,, .. , 

TlNKCOM ( Abl J ah ' " 8 

Abishai. 229 

Bathsheba, 228 

Ephraim, 244 

Hannah, 14S, 22S, 229 

Isaac, 81, 228 

John, 22S, 229 

Mary, 228, 229, 244 

Mercy, 229 

Nathan, 2 28 

Priscilla, 180, 229 

Samuel, 229 

Sarah, 180 

Seth, 228 

Shubael, 180, 229 

Susanna, 22S 
Tobey, Frank B., 28 

Knowles, 93 

Mary, 93 

Rufus B., 27 

Samuel, 93 

Stephen, 93 

Thomas, 93 
Tompkins, Isaac, 113 

Lois, 1 1 3 

Mary, 113 

Sally, 113 

££f flames, ,00 

William T., 125 
Tower, Charlemagne, 61 

mrs, Levi, 2 
Tracy ) 

Trasie [ Apphia, 203 
Trase ) 

ensign, 76 

Stephen, 146 
Trask, William, 191 
Treat, John, 52. 54 

Samuel, 13, 14, 203, 206 
Trieou, Frances Howard, 191 



282 



Index of Persons. 



Tripp, Joseph, 112 

Susanna,'ii2 
Trot, Thankful, 98 
Tucker, , 155 

corporal, 76, 225 

Deborah, %t> 

Eleanor, 82, 83 

Hannah, 95-97 

Isaac, 82, 155 

John, 82, 83, 155 

Samuel, 95-97 

Seth, 155 

William, 82 
Turfrey, Edward, 195, 196 
Turner, Betty, 228 

Charles Peaslee, 61 

Elizabeth, 22S 

Fear, S3 

mrs. Frederic A., 27 

Humphrey, 99 

Japheth, 228 

Joseph, 189 

Nathan, 83 

Philip Foster, 28, 127 
Twining 



WlNEING S ^^ 2 ° 3 

William, 202, 203 



Underhill, Lora A. W., 59 
Upham, mrs. H. A. J., 63 
lieutenant, 181 



Vaill, Frederick Sturdivant, 127 
Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes, 124, i; 
Vaughan ) -^ .., r , o 
Vhaun \ Faithfu1 ' l8 ° 

George, 180 

Joanna, 112 , 

John, 112 

Joseph, 149 

Josiah, 180 
Vermayes, Benjamin, 244 

Mercy, 244 
Vilas, mrs. Edward P., 63 

David, 2 
Desire, 2 
Hannah, 2, 92 
Isaac, 2, 92 
John, 2, 92 
Jonathan, 92 
Joshua, 92 
Martha, 92 
Mehitable, 92 
Samuel, 2 
Seth, 92 
Thankful, 92 



Wads worth, John, 23. 46, 4 S, 117-119 

Walbridge, , 224 

Waldo, Leonard, 63 
Walker, Elizabeth, 206, 245 

Francis, 245 

Jabez, 206 

John, 206 

Nathaniel U., 190 

Sarah, 206 

William, 206 
Wall, captain, 225 
Walles, sergeant, 220 
W ALLEY, Elizabeth, 194, 195, 19S-200 

major, 181, 1S2, 184 
Walton, John Whittlesey, 126 
Wampatuck, indian, 99, 100 
WAMSUTTA, indian, 245, 246 
Wardwell, Sophia Lindsay, 192 
Ware, Eugene Fitch, 63 
Warren, Abigail, 245 

Anna, 245 

Elinor, 226 

Elizabeth, 245 

Josiah, 226 

Mary, 44, 245 

Pelham W., 27 

Richard, 44, 59, 60, 125, 126. 191, 
192, 245, 255 

Samuel, 226 

Sarah, 245 

sergeant, 223, 225 

Winslow, 26, 124, 190 
Wascott, Hannah, 229 

Mary, 229 

Thomas, 229 
Washburn ) „,, 
Washbourn [ Thomas ' ? 2 

William Drew, 27, 28, 32 
Wasshemett, indian, 101 
Watchogoe, indian, 102 
Waterman, Abigail, 69 

Joseph, 69 

lieutenant, 75, 224 

Lusanna, 69 
Watson, George, 10 1 

John Henry, 125 
We ad, mrs. Leslie C., 27 
Webber, mrs. Samuel G., 27 
Webster, doctor, 225 
Weeks \ ... ., 
Weekes } Abl 8 ai1 ' 8 4 

Amiel, 84 

Deborah, 83, 84 

Elizabeth, 84, 152 

George, S3, 84, 152, 21S 

Hannah, 84 

Mehitable, 84 

Warren Bailey Potter, 60 

mrs. Warren Bailey Potter, 125 



Index of Persons. 



283 



Welch, , 222 

Ashbel, 61 

ensign, 223 

mrs. Ferdinand, 62 
"Wells, captain, 74, 76, 225 

Isaac, 160 

Mary, 13S 
Wesson, James L., 27 

mrs. James L., 27 
West, Bessie Mitchell, 64 

Samuel, 123 
Weston, Deborah, 23 

Rebecca, 112 

Samuel, 23, 25 

Zachariah, 112 
Wheaton, mrs. Lloyd, 27 
Whitaker, Ann, 112 
White, , 102 

Ann, 229 

Benjamin, 229 

Daniel,. 19 

Ebenezer, 1 1 1 

Hannah, 19, in 

Joseph, 19 

Peregrine, 192 

Ruth, 229 

William, 192, 245 
Whiting, colonel, 223 
Whitmarsh [-p 
Witmarsh \ ' 5 ' 53 
Whitney, colonel, 74 
W'hittlecy, captain, 225 
Whorf, Edward H., 190, 254 
Wilbore ) c , 

WlLLBOREr 31111161 ' 12 ^^ 2 

Wiles, Alice B., 26, 28, 29, 34 

Russell, 254 
Willard, Elizabeth, 198-200 

James Le Baron, 60 

Samuel, 198, 200 

Simon, 198-200 

Susan B., 27 

W^f" } Thomas, ,00,10,, , 7 o, 24 6 

Williams, Cornelia B., 62 
Williamson, Abigail, 67 

Deborah, 11 1 

Experience, 67 

George, 51, 52 

Hannah, 67 

Joanna, 21 

Mary, 21, 67 

Nathan, 21, 67 

Sarah, 21 

Timothy, 21 
Windsor, Joshua, 198, 200 
Wing } 

Winge > Ananias, 54, 56 
Whing ) 

Bethiah, 55 

David, 55, 216, 219 



Wing ] 

Whinc. Deboiah,8j 

cont'd J 

Elizabeth, 54 
Hannah, 54, 55 

J° hn > 54- 55- 1 5j- '5*- 1 5"' 2*6, 
219 

Joseph, 54, 55, 156 

Mar>-, 54 

Mercy, 55 

Phebe, 55. 154 

Rebecca, 55 

Thankful, 55. 1 53 

William Arthur, 60, 254 
Win slow ^ 

Winslowe > , 17c 

Wenslow ) 

Abigail, 20, 70 

Anthony, 70 

Barnabas, 69 

Bethiah, 216, 217 

Damaris, S3 

Edward, 5S, 100, 101, 125, 147, 1 70. 
216, 245 

Eleanor, 69 

Elizabeth, 21, 243 

Faith, 19 

Gilbert, 69. 70 

Isaac, 20, 21, 24, 25. 149-152, 217, 
219, 220. 239, 241, 242 

Issachar, 69 

James, Si 

John, 19, 69, 101, 102, 160. 217, 
244-247 

Kenelm, 20, 56, 70, 217, 219 

Mary, 19, 69. 244 

Mercy, 69, 70 

Nathaniel, 70 

Penelope, 20 

Sarah, 20, 21 

Thomas, 216. 217. 219, 22c 

Zeruiah, 217 
Wiswall, Ichabod, 131 

Wix, , 222 

Wood, , 224 

Alice, 22S 

Ann, 179 

Bathsheba, 22S 

David, 227 

Elizabeth, 179 

Elliott, 127 

Ephraim, 228 

Esther, 179 

Hannah, ill, 1S0, 228 

Henry, 170, 174. 179 

Jabez, 1S0, 22S 

Joanna, 179, 227 

John, 174 

Joshua, 179 

Leonard, 31 



284 Index of Persons. 

W °i\ D I Man-, , 79 , 229 Yergason, Henry C, 6: 

confd S ■>" /v ' 'V VoUNG ) 

Nathan, 180 YOUNGE > Abigail, 13 

mrs. Palmer G., 125 Veonge ) 

Patience, 228 Benjamin, 54 

Samuel, 179 colonel, 75 

Susanna, 148 Hannah, 207 

Thomas, m Isaac, 206 

Timothy, 229 Israel, 52 

Woodbury, James A., 59 James, 205, 206 

Woodman, John. 132 " John, 173, 203 

Woodward, mrs. Charles Elizur, Jr., Jonathan, 51-53 

125 Joseph, 205, 206 

Theron Royal, 62 Mary, 205 

Wosamequen, indian, 245, 246 Moses, 219 

Wright, Hester, 244 Samuel, 206 

Richard, 244 Sarah, 205 

William, 146 Thomas, 219 



INDEX OF PLACES. 



Accord Pond, ioo 
Acoaksett Harbor, 245 
Albany, N. Y., 220, 224 
Amherst, Mass., 60 
Amsterdam, Holland, 58 
Arlington, Mass., 190 
Asheville, N. C, 59 
assawamsett, 23, 1 48, i 50, 24 1 
Augusta, Me., 127 

Bangor, Me., 127, 255 

Barbadoes, 103 

Barnstable, Mass., 97, 103, 135, 153, 

155, 182, 1S4, 236 
Bass Pond River, 159 
Beaver Dam Neck, 150 
Bedford, Mass., 59 
Bellingham, Mass., 112 
Belmont, Mass., 125 
Beloit, Wis., 126 
Boston, Mass., i, 59, 60, 64, 75, 124, 

125, 163, 165, 182, 1S4, 190, 191, 

193-199, 217, 220, 231, 254, 256 
Brewster, Mass., 152, 215, 256 
Bridgewater, Mass., 7, S, 71, 73, 74, 

no, 1 11, 113 
Bristol, Mass., 186, 188, 189 
Bristol, R. I., 192 
Brockton, Mass., 191 
Brookline, Mass., 60, 181 
Brooklyn, N. Y., 126, 1S1, 192 
Buffalo, N. Y., 26 
Byram's Hole, 71, 72 

Cambridge, Mass., 60, 125, 128, 191 
Canaan, Conn., 74 
Careswell, 170 
Charlestown, Mass., i 
Chatham, Mass., 96, 155 
Chattanooga, Tenn., 254 
Chicago, III., 30, 126, 254, 255 
Chilmark, Mass., 1S9, 254 
Cincinnati, O., 62, 255 
Cleveland, O., 126 
Coasters Kitchen Meadows, 71 
Cobeseconte, ioi 
Cohassett, Mass., ioo 
Collegetown, Me., 113 
Connecticut, 192, 220, 223 
Councill Bluffs, Iowa, 60 
Coventry, Conn., 121 
cusenocke, ioo 
Cushenugg River, 245 



Dartmouth, Mass., 112, 117, 119. 

184, 185, 187-1S9 
Dennis, Mass., 2, 91, 165. 251 
Denver, Col., 126 
De Pere, "Wis., 192 
Detroit, Mich., 64 
District of Columbia, 25, 36, 19 
Doty's Meadow, 77 
Doty's Plain, 77 
Duxbury, Mass., S, 22, 24, 25, 44 

48, 1 11, 1 14, 1 15, 117-122, 127, 

130, 174-17S, 1S7. 230, 231, 

241, 242 



129, 

-39- 



Eastham, Mass., 12-15, 51-54, 96. 182, 

1S4, 201-207, 230 
England, 43, 58, 102, 107, 109. 142, 

M3. J 45> M6, 169, 20S, 2i2, 214. 

2 33 
Europe, 17 
Evanston, III., 62 

Fairhaven, Mass., iio 

Fall River, Mass.. 254 

Fort Edward, N. Y.. 74. 220 

Fort William Henry, N. Y., 75. 222 

France, 185, 212 

Frenchman's Point, 108 

Gardiner, Me., 255 

Gill, Mass., 190 

Goshen, Conn., 225 

Great Barrington, Mass., 190 

Great Britain, 185 

Gurnet, 177, 17S 

Halifax, Mass., 49, 255 

Hanson, Mass., 125 

Harrisburg, Pa., 62 

Hartford, Conn., 61, 74 

Harwich, Mass., 53, 54, 56, 82, S3, 

152,215 
Haverhill, Mass., 113 
Highland Park. III., 254 
Holden, Mass., 190 
Holland, 106, 109. 212 
Hoquiam, Wash., 192 

Illinois, 192 
Indian Head River, ioc 
Indian Pond, 77 
Ireland, 185 



285 



',S6 



Index of Places. 



Jonfs River, 87 

Jones River Meadow, 102 

Kennebec River, 100, 101 
Kentucky, 112 
Kingston, Mass., hi 
Knox County, Me., 124 

Lake George, N. Y„ 225 

Lebanon, Conn., 121 

Lenox, Mass., 254 

Lewiston, Me., 127 

Leyden, Holland, 17. 57, 5$, 145, 21 1, 

212 
Litchfield, Conn., 12S 
Little Compton, R. I., 45, 48, 129-152, 

'34 

Little Lot Mens Purchase, 148 
London, Eng., 17, 144, 147 
Louisburg, 1S1 _ 
Lowell, Mass., 124 



Madison, Wis.. 192 
Majors Purchase, 

i77,i7S 
Manchester, Mass., 190 
Manhatas, 104 
Manomet, 146 
Marblehead, Mas 
Marshfield, Mas 



117, 120, 1 



190 
iS, 



24, 46, 



115, 117, 149, 150 



Massachusetts Bay, 207, 210 

Mattapoisett, 246, 247 

Memphis, Tenn., 254 

Mendon, Mass., 181 

Middleborough, Mass., 6-1 i, 25, 25, 
45, 48, 95, 96, no, in, 114, 125, 
127, 147, 149-151, 179, 226, 250, 
241, 242 

Middleton, Mass., 190 

Millbury, Mass.. 59 

Milwaukee, Wis.. 126, 192, 255 

Monomoy, Mass., 205, 207 

MONTPELIER, Vt., I 25 

Montreal, Can., 76 

Narragansett, 181, 210 

Narragansett River, 105 

Nantasket, Mass., 209 

Naumkeag, Mass., 209, 213 

New Bedford, Mass., 60, 112, 113 

New Braintree, Mass., 190 

New England, 103, 105, 107, 141, 175, 

187,208,210 
New Jersey, 192 
New London, Conn., 61 
New Netherlands, 104 
Newton ville, Mass., 35, 59 



New York, N. Y., 6c, 61, 125, 1:6, 

12S, 191, 192 
Nine Partners, N. Y., 121 
Nobscusset Beach, 159 
North Hill, 4S 
North River, ico, 24S 
Norwich, Conn., 75 

Oak Park, III., 192 
Orchyard, Eng., 103 
Orleans, Mass., 12, 191, 201 

Palo Alto, Cal., 63 

Pasadena, Cal., 30 

Pembroke, Mass., 1 18-120 

Petersham, Mass., 190 

Piscataqua, 209 

Plainfield, N. J., 63, 192 

Plymouth, Mass., 10, 11, 16, 24, 2 s, 
33> 35> 37, 39, 4', 59. 60, 64, 73, 
77-79, S6, S7, 89, 90, 101, 104, ico, 
107, 109, in, 113-115, 125, 142, 
143, M5. '57, 169, 170, 174-177. 
209, 213, 214, 231, 245-247 

Plympton, Mass., 95, 96, 127 

Pokanoket, 191 

Pom fret, Vt., 125 

Portland, Me., 127, 255 

Portsmouth, N. H., 60 

Providence, R. I., 131, 192 

Pullman, Wash., 254 

Raven Brook, 148 

Raynham, Mass., in, 113, 114 

Reedsfield, Me., 113 

Reedy Creek, 158 

Rehoboth, Mass., 247 

Rhode Island, 76, 225 

Richmond, Mass., 254 

Rochester, Mass., 45, 48, 112,127,1 56 

Rocky Nook, 87 

Ryder's Meadow, 158 

Saconett, 45, 48 
Saginaw, Mich., 126 
Salem, Mass., 213, 215 
Salisbury, Conn., 74 
Salthouse Beach, 45, 48 
San Francisco, Cal., 192 
San Lorenzo, Cal., 60 
Saratoga, N. Y., 75, 225-225 
Scituate, Mass., 8-1 i, ico, 170, 250 
Shrewsbury, Mass., 190 
Simpkin's Neck, 157, 158, 161 
Sixteen Shilling Purchase, 95, 96, 

148, 150, 241 
Somerville, Mass., 127, 191 
Southport, Conn., 192 



Index of Places. 



2S7 



Sow ames River, 105 
sowamsett, 210, 246, 247 
Spain, 212 

Spring Lake Beach, N. J., 63 
Stafford, Conn., 112 
St. Lawrence River, 76 
St. Louis, Mo., 254 
Stony Brook, 248 
Succonett, 45, 48 
Sudbury, Mass., 98 

Taconett, ioi 

Taunton, Eng., 103 

Taunton, Mass., 129 

Ticonderoga, N. Y., 222 

Toledo, O., 59 

Truro, Mass., 30, 31 

Twenty Six Mens Purchase, 148 



Virginia, 62, 107 

Waltham, Mass., 190 
Wappanuckett, 23 

Washington, I). C-, 31, 63, 65, 126 
Washing ion, Mass., 190 
Washquanoug, R. I., 132 
Waterman, III., 191 
Wells, Me., 188 
Weserunskicke. ico 
Weskanauge, R. I., 131 
Wethersfield, Conn., 75 
Weymouth, Mass.. 110. 111 
Windham, Conn., 121 
WiNNATUXETT Meadows, 14S, 150 
Winthrop, Me., 127 
Wiring, Holland, ic6, 107 
Woburn, Mass., 60 



United States, 36, 65 
Upton, Mass., 254 

USSERUNSCUTT, IOI 



Yarmouth, Mas-.. 2-6. 



91-93,12; 



139, i57 
230-235 



160, 162, 163, 219, 



2115